London Charterhouse, West Smithfield, London: the doowary to the chapel from the chapel cloister
|Artist/Photographer||Charles, Martin (1940-2012)|
|Library Reference||MC F 170608d|
|Credit||Martin Charles / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Arches ; Almshouses ; Decorative stonework ; Gateways ; Monasteries & convents|
NOTES: The London Charterhouse, founded in 1370-1371 was one of a handful of Carthusian monasteries in England. After the dissolution it passed into the ownership of Lord North, who made substantial alterations. In 1611 it was sold to Thomas Sutton, who created the almshouses which still function today. Severely damaged during the Second World War it was restored by the architects Seely & Paget. The range with the Great Hall was built 1545-1564 by Lord North.This stone doorway is dated 1613 and the orignal wooden door just seen, was partly burned in 1941 and has been mounted on the wall inside the lobby.
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