Reference code(s): GB 0074 P72/TRI
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: HOLY TRINITY, BETHNAL GREEN: OLD NICHOL STREET, TOWER HAMLETS
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of Holy Trinity, Bethnal Green | Church of England
The parish of Holy Trinity was formed in 1866 from parts of the parishes of Saint Philip, Bethnal Green, and Saint Leonard, Shoreditch. The parish was situated in the border between Bethnal Green and Shoreditch, in an area noted for serious poverty. There was no church building and services were held in a hay loft above a stable. Arthur Osborne Montgomery Jay took the living, and raised enough money to purchase a site on Old Nichol Street and construct a complex of classrooms, club room, hall, and gymnasium, with a church above. Later a lodging house was added. Jay provided the inspiration for Father Sturt in Arthur Morrison's novel "Child of the Jago". In the 1930s the parish united with Saint Leonard's. The church was used as a hostel until it was bombed during the Second World War.
From: 'Bethnal Green: List of Churches', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 11: Stepney, Bethnal Green (1998), pp. 217-226.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the parish of Holy Trinity, Bethnal Green, including register of marriages, register of baptisms, and minutes of the Committee for the Holy Trinity Hostel for Austrian Refugees.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
The records have been sorted into categories which reflect divisions between the different functions and operations of the parish and its administration. Order within these categories reflects chronology.
Conditions governing access:
These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright for these records rests with the depositor.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
Records deposited in 1975, with a further accession in 1994.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: March to April 2010.