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Reference code(s): GB 0074 P69/ANL

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives


Date(s): 1539-1965

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 2.77 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Parish of St Antholin, Budge Row, City of London | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The church of Saint Antholin was an ancient church, which was destroyed during the Great Fire of London in 1666. The parish was united with Saint John the Baptist Walbrook (P69/JNB), and the church was rebuilt by Wren in 1678. It was described as one of his finest buildings, but was destroyed in 1875 after the parish was merged with the united parish of Saint Mary Aldermary (P69/MRY2) and Saint Thomas Apostle (P69/TMS1). The money made from the sale of the site was put towards the construction of Saint Antholin, Peckham, and the reredos was transferred to the new church. Part of the spire was sold to the Forest Hill Social Club and stands in their garden.

Information from The London Encyclopaedia, eds. Weinreb and Hibbert (LMA Library Reference 67.2 WEI).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Antholin, Budge Row, City of London. Parish registers (baptisms, marriages, burials) survive from 1539, churchwardens' accounts and vestry minutes date from 1574 and 1648 respectively. Also overseers' accounts; register of parish apprentices; papers relating to the maintenance of the church building; church rate, tithe rate and poor rate assessments; and papers relating to the Saint Antholin lectureship charity.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The records have been arranged in sections as follows: A Parish registers; B Vestry and parish officers; C Rate assessments and inhabitants lists; D Charities and estates.

Conditions governing access:

48 hours notice required for access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The archives of the united parishes have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates since 1893. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

The most recent deposits for each parish are as follows: St Mary Aldermary, 1954; St Thomas Apostle, 1997; St Antholin Budge Row, 1953; and St John the Baptist Walbrook, 1948.


Related material:

United with mother church Saint Mary Aldermary (P69/MRY3), Saint Thomas Apostle (P69/TMS), and Saint John the Baptist Walbrook (P69/JNB). In 1891, administration of the charitable gifts and bequests of three of the four parishes was transferred to the City Parochial Foundation. Deeds relating to these gifts and bequests, 1583-1854 (St Mary Aldermary), 1667-1751 (St John the Baptist Walbrook) and 1694-1796 (St Thomas Apostle), have been deposited amongst the records of the City Parochial Foundation.

DESCRIPTION NOTES 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: April to June 2010.

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