Reference code(s): GB 0074 P79/WH
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: WEST HACKNEY CHURCH, WEST HACKNEY: STOKE NEWINGTON ROAD, HACKNEY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.28 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of West Hackney | Church of England
West Hackney Church was built between 1821-1824 by Sir Robert Smirke. He was an ardent advocate of the Greek clasical revival in architecture and this building is of white Suffolk brick with stone dressings in a Greek Doric style. The church was sometimes called Saint James. The churchyard to the east closed for burials in 1879. It survived as a public garden with gravestones against the wall. West Hackney church was destroyed by enemy action in 1940. This may explain why gaps occur in the sequences of registers at LMA. Services continued to be held in the parish hall for a time, until the parish was amalgamated with St Barnabas, Shacklewell, West Hackney, Hackney in 1955.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of West Hackney Church, Hackney, including registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials; minutes of the Select Vestry; account books; registers of church services; and papers relating to West Hackney National Schools.
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.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Records deposited in 1961, with an additional deposit received in 1998.
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.