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Charterhouse, Washhouse Court

Charterhouse, Washhouse Court

Photographer: Dixon, Henry (1820 - 1892)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Tab.700.b.3

Item number: 39

Length: 22.6

Width: 18

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Washhouse Courtyard was used to house those who looked after the monks, to serve food to the poor and to accomodate the Brothers.

"Archdeacon Hale says: 'If not coeval (of the same age) with the building of the monastery as shown' (in the plan annexed to his paper), 'it must have been a very early addition to it. Three sides of it still remain; the windows and doorways give evidence of great variety of structure and of date, and the joints of the brickwork proofs of many alterations. There are letters on the west external wall J.H., which we would willingly assume to be the initials of John Houghton, the last Prior but one, and the wall itself as of his building.'"

Letterpress by Alfred Marks from 'Photographs of Old London'.

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