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Charterhouse

[Fr.,=Chartreuse], in London, England, once a Carthusian monastery (founded 1371), later a hospital for old men and then a school for boys, endowed in 1611. The school, which became a large public school, was removed (1872) to Godalming, Surrey. W. M. ThackerayThackeray, William Makepeace
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, a pupil at the school, describes it in The Newcomes.
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charterhouse

A Carthusian monastery.
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The 14th century Carthusian monastery is one of Coventry's oldest buildings and plans include creating interactive displays charting the long history of the Charterhouse, which was founded by King Richard II in 1385, and the recreation of two monks' cells set in the walled garden along with a cafe.
A friend of mine and an account holder told me that if I could transfer my money to Charterhouse Bank then within a short time he would recommend me for the loan that I needed," he said.
"I would like to thank all the pupils and adult volunteers who spent two days planting the wide range of trees as well as the funders who made it possible because the orchard will really transform this area of The Charterhouse," he said.
However, Charterhouse will have to justify development of thegreen-belt site- which has not been allocated housing under Waverley's Local Plan - by showing "very special circumstances".
The buildings that form the present London Charterhouse are an extraordinary survival (Figs, 1 & 2).
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The Charterhouse is a rather luxurious London retirement home for well-connected bachelors and widowers; it merits the capital in the title of this volume (as if there were only one charterhouse) not just because of the survival of the original almshouse, but also because of the survival of the original school (although Charterhouse School moved to leafy Surrey in 1872).