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15th April 2016

The Home of Thomas Sutton

Thomas Sutton, who founded the Charterhouse in 1611, lived for a period in Balsham, Cambridgeshire. His house was most likely “Nine Chimneys” (pictured above), which is rumoured to have been built in c.1583 on the site of an earlier manor house owned by Bishop Hugh. Only one wing of the house remains... continue

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10th April 2016

A Brother at Brocton Prisoner of War Camp

Pictures from camp life: R. Boulger, who later became a Brother of the Charterhouse, handing out “dibs” at Brocton Prisoner of War Camp in 1918. The above pencil-sketch was found in the Old Charterhouse Scrap Book. It depicts a British Lieut-Interpreter, a Mr R. Boulger, handing out the “dibs”... continue

1st April 2016

A Visit to the Hull Charterhouse

The word Charterhouse, meaning a Carthusian monastery, is derived from La Grande Chartreuse, the first hermitage of the Carthusian Order founded by Saint Bruno. There were ten Charterhouses in the Britain before the Reformation. The pious monks who lived in them worked, meditated and said daily offices... continue

19th January 2016

The Life of John Maddison Morton, Playwright and Brother

John Maddison Morton (3 January 1811 – 19 December 1891) was an English playwright who in later life became a Brother of the Charterhouse. He was famous in the 19th century for his one-act farces, though with the exception of Box and Cox (1847), Morton’s plays have not been performed regularly since... continue

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