Sep 12, 2017
The Charterhouse, founded 660 years ago, is almost the sole remainder of the old City that once was packed with more than 100 parish churches and a dozen or so monasteries, such as this one.
Since its inception The Charterhouse has had many rôles, including that of a school, where John Wesley was among its many famous pupils. It continues to be an almshouse where Brothers (& now Sisters) live.
The seven-acre site has recently been restored at a cost of more than £4 million. Our guided tour will take in the Great Hall, where the residents still take their meals, and the Great Chamber, where Elizabeth I held court during the first days of her reign, Wash-house Court, associated with the Charterhouse's mediaeval monks, and Master's Court, which reveals the opulence of Lord North's Tudor Mansion.
Our coach will leave Christchurch Green at 9.30 (All Saints at 9.35) and we hope to arrive at about 12.30, in good time for the guided tour at 2.45. This leaves time not only for lunch (café at The Charterhouse and others in the vicinity) but also to look around the Charterhouse's free museum or explore amongst other things, The Barbican with its interesting roof gardens. We expect to be back in Clifton by about 7pm.
The cost is £30 (to include entrance fee, coach & gratuity for driver). For further details or to book a place please contact RoseMary. Space permitting, non-members are welcome.