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London Charterhouse and its history

As today is the anniversary of the deaths of two Carthusian monks on 10th June 1537, who were starved to death. I thought I'd share this talk I did after my visit to the home of their order, London Charterhouse, which has a wonderfully rich history.

Exterior and Entrance court

Chapel Cloister

The Chapel (former chapterhouse) with Thomas Sutton's tomb

The Norfolk Cloister

The Great Hall

The Great Staircase

The Great Chamber

Portraits and miscellaneous rooms and artefacts

Wash-house Court

More exterior shots

You can view more photos on the London Charterhouse website at

Address of London Charterhouse:

The Charterhouse
Charterhouse Square

Articles on the Carthusian Martyrs

Notes and Sources

  • Porter, Stephen (2010) Charterhouse: The Official Guide, Amberley Publishing.
  • Photos copyright Tim Ridgway, Claire Ridgway 2016.

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London Charterhouse and its history