Left: Bishopsgate Institute, London. Charles Harrison Townsend (1851-1928). Right: . [Click on images to enlarge them.]

According to the Institute site, "Bishopsgate Institute was built using funds from charitable endowments made to the parish of St Botolph without Bishopsgate. These had been collected by the parish for over 500 years, but a scheme agreed by the Charity Commissioners in 1891, enabled these to be drawn together into one endowment. Reverend William Rogers (1819-1896), Rector of St Botolph's and a notable educational reformer and supporter of free libraries was instrumental in setting up the Institute and ensuring that the original charitable aims were met. "


Carved "Bishopgate Institute" and Trees

Photograph and text by George P. Landow [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


"History of Bishopsgate Institute." "Bishopsgate Foundation site. Viewed 13 September 2009.

Last modified 25 November 2012