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Reminiscences of William Rogers; Rector of St. Botolph Bishopsgate (Paperback) Loot Price: R392 Discovery Miles 3 920
Reminiscences of William Rogers; Rector of St. Botolph Bishopsgate (Paperback): William Rogers
Reminiscences of William Rogers; Rector of St. Botolph Bishopsgate (Paperback): William Rogers

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Reminiscences of William Rogers; Rector of St. Botolph Bishopsgate (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... III. ST. THOMAS CHARTERHOUSE. 1845-1863. At Michaelmas 1845 I entered upon the duties of my "living." It was a Peel district. There can never have been many parishes like that of St. Thomas Charterhouse. The first thing that struck one was that the Church was outside the district. The site of the Church was a spot originally known as "The Wilderness," an out-of-the-way corner of the Charterhouse playing-field principally devoted to the pugilistic encounters of the boys. Here Bishop Blomfield, who had a mania for erecting churches in all sorts of inconvenient places, planted the Church of St. Thomas. He could not, in this particular instance, have chosen a much less favourable situation, but, as a Governor of the Charterhouse, he got the land for nothing and other considerations had to give way. So in Glasshouse Yard, one of the liberties of the City, at the junction of Aldersgate Street and Goswell Street, the Church was built. The district--" parish" in those days was a name reserved for the mother church--was taken for the most part out of the parish of St. Luke, Old Street, and consisted of an area of seventeen acres, the length of the boundary line being very nearly one mile. It was bounded on the east by the west side of Whitecross Street; on the north by Old Street; on the west by Goswell Street; and on the south by certain courts in the parish of St. Giles, Cripplegate, and by a very small portion of Beech Street. A wonderful ingenuity had been exercised in providing it with the most unpromising conditions. The boundary line had been so scrupulously zig-zagged that every house of a better description had been cut out of the district. What was left was a network of the very lowest courts and alleys, the open ones of which led one out of another till...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: William Rogers
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 52
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-88608-9
Barcode: 9781150886089
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-88608-0

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