St Thomas Charterhouse, 1842

St Thomas Charterhouse, 1842

Edward Blore



One of the twenty-nine recently constructed churches in the metropolis, the Church of St. Thomas Charterhouse, with a capacity of 1200 to 1500, was built on land donated by the governors of the Charterhouse. The architect, Edward Blore, chose to work in the increasingly popular "old Norman style" (p. 217), in other words, Romanesque. Construction cost �5560 to provide a new place of worship for the parishes of St. Botolph and St. Luke, Middlesex, which, we are told, with portions of neighbouring districts contain 6000 people. Inside, there is a pew reserved for the use of Charterhouse.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham 2006.

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