The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 4
It is small, and has a bay window at the east end, and a clumsy porch at the west, the intermediate space being divided by a buttress into large windows, with smaller ones over them. Over the porch are the royal arms. The roof is slated and has a small turret on the roof. The interior has a venerable appearance. Along the north side runs a massy gallery, and at the west end is a handsome screen, formed by columns of the Corinthian order, supporting an entablature. The roof is of oak, arched and enriched with pendants of the age of Elizabeth. On the north side is a large massy fire place, with the arms of Sutton. In the bay window is a patchwork piece of stained glass, containing an ancient shield of arms and those of Mr. Sutton. At the east end of the hall is a full length portrait of Mr. Sutton. The bay window, before noticed, consists of mullions and transoms, the heads of the upper lights are arched.
Adjoining the hall and having entrances on each side of the fire place is a smaller apartment, supported by pillars.
The school stands at the east end of the cloister, and is a very large room; over it is the dormitory, and on the ground floor facing the school the scholars' hall.
The opposite buildings are the work of various periods, chiefly since the Charter-house came into Mr. Sutton's possession. The apartments within are comfortable.
The gateway of the burial ground is so much decayed, that it has the appearance of greater antiquity than it deserves, if we may judge from its Grecian style.
A new quadrangle has been formed from the designs of Mr. Pilkington. The buildings are of brick of stories in height.
The doors and window frames are of stone. The whole of the buildings are embattled, and make a very respectable appearance.