‘The History of the Charterhouse’ 

- Speaker Paul Greenwell,  Master at the Charterhouse


The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Lane, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU2 8AF


The Charterhouse was founded by Sir Michael De la Pole in 1384 as an alms house for the elderly and continues to this day to house elderly residents. The Charterhouse was also the birthplace of the famous poet Andrew Marvell.


The Book of Common prayer is used (exactly as it has been here since 1662) with the setting for the Holy Communion by John Merbecke of 1550. The beautiful Communion plate from 1750 has been used ever since.


In this talk Paul Greenwell will explore the history of the charity from its earliest days to the present time.


Event Times

Saturday 11 September: 1100

Booking Details

No booking required

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.