The Charterhouse - City of London
Tour | The Charterhouse
Thursday 26 June 2014 - 15:00
A walking tour of a little known and private walled area in the City, close to The Barbican and City of London Museum, The Charterhouse has served many purposes since its first use, in the 14th century, as a burial site for plague victims.
A Carthusian monastery was established here in 1371 and Charterhouse became an important centre of ecclesiastical learning, frequently visited by Thomas More. After the Reformation, the monks were ousted and a Tudor mansion was built, visited by both Elizabeth I and James I. A school and an almshouse were established on the site in 1611, the latter caring for elderly men known as ‘brothers’.
This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.
This event has been organised by the Oxfordshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.