The Charterhouse

The Charterhouse, London

The London Charterhouse is a historic complex of buildings in Smithfield, London, dating back to the 14th century. In that time it has served as a monastery, private mansion, boys school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day.

From The Charterhouse website; “The room was created in the 1540s as part of a palatial mansion built from the ruins of a Carthusian monastery. It was embellished around 1570 by the Duke of Norfolk, who inserted a grand fireplace and a lavishly decorated ceiling. The Great Chamber was intended as a room of splendour and prestige. Elizabeth I met her Privy Council here in 1558 before her coronation and both she, and James I were hosted here on many occasions after that. Following 1611, when the site became a school and almshouse, the governors held their meetings here.”

Great Chamber

Silk & Linen Moiré for Walling

The Great Chamber at The Charterhouse is the only Tudor great chamber to survive in London and remains the jewel in the crown of this ancient historic site.

In 2020 restoration work was completed in 2020 and was intended to emphasise the room’s grandeur, rather than reconstructing its design specific to any one historical period.

‘Griffiths Green’ silk and linen moiré was woven by Humphries Weaving and installed by Charles Hesp, with a traditional hessian backing.

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