Catalogue Finding NumberWYC:1525/7/1/5/1/4
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleJournal page
DescriptionPage from the journal of Ann Walker, Jun 1834-Feb 1835

[Diary Transcription]

7.15 attempted to get up – – very bilious went to bed again – did not breakfast till 3.15 & not finally dressed till 4.25 Of course did not set out for Dover as previously fixed. remained with dearest in house all day – finished letter to my sister – heard one to Lady Harriet & Mrs. Lawton – wrote to J. Chapman – told her – I was going to Paris, should be back by 1st August & begged she would write as soon as she could after my return – wrote a note to my Uncle Thomas telling him, how it was that I did not call upon him; cut the leaves of Sharpe’s Peerage – Mr. Freeman came to dearest dined at 8. tea at 10.15 selected 3 drawings to take with me – Bed 12.30. In bed 1.30 oclock

June 12th Breakfasted 10.45 & paid Bill £15-0 [gap] waiter 12/. chambermaid 8/. off at 1.45 called at Hawkins & left boxes & drawings in his care – then to Warren’s Regent St. with a note for Mrs. Lawton, parcel to Hammersley – & left there 2 letters for Post Office out of London at 2 oclock – Cap of carriage wheel taken off at Greenwich Toll gate, by the carelessness of a carrier’s cart, George went back to find it; man made an apology, got it repaired at coach maker’s by the gate for 1/. intended to see Rochester Cathedral, but prevented by rain. a very comfortable inn, numerous plants &


every appearance of a foreign hotel – got some sandwiches – then to Sittingbourne, where asked to take four horses but declined. arrived at Canterbury 10.20 oclock tea. & to bed at 11.30

June 13th Up before 8 o'clock – Canterbury Cathedral – Length of choir 180 feet, height 80 feet, to vaulted roof – 38 feet in breadth between the two side doors. thought to be the most spacious of any in the kingdom. The old monkish stalls in two rows on each side removed in 1704 – Archbishop Tennyson gave the present throne – Dr John Grandorge one of the prebendaries who died 1729 – left £500 to be laid-out on the Church; it was determined to employ this money, towards erecting new altar-piece; which was designed by Mr. Burrough (after Sir James) fellow of Caius College Cambridge – It is very lofty, of the corinthian order – a handsome wainscotting was carried from altar-piece to 2 side doors of the choir – (which has lately 1834 been removed [a line crossed out]) & nothing remains but the stone screen, the small gothic arches of which one glazed) & a new pavement of black & white marble; at 7 or 8 feet distance a noble flight of 6 steps of veined marble. above the pavement continued to doors leading to Trinity Chapel & has inscription on uppermost step in Latin. 1732. “To the honor of God, Dorothy Nixon bequeathed this pavement” Near it was St. Dunstan’s Monument who died about 988 – Captain Humphrey Pudner in 1753 when the Organ was new built was at half the expense of it & would have contributed much more, if, the it might have been removed & placed over the choir door – the organ was not opened till December 9th 1753 – the day after his funeral -

[several words crossed out]

Mr P’s design was in 1783 carried into execution when the Dean
DateJun 1834
Extent1 page


ReprodnRightsNoteCopyright in these images remains with West Yorkshire Archive Service. Any requests to re-use these images online or in print should be directed to West Yorkshire Archive Service for approval. Licensing or publication fees may apply.

This transcription, created by the research group In Search Of Ann Walker for the West Yorkshire Archive Service, has been created to allow keyword searching within our online catalogue. A full transcription (marked-up to show extended abbreviations) can be found as a pdf version at the volume level entry WYC:1525/7/1/5/1.
    Powered by CalmView© 2008-2024