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London Metropolitan Archives

SAINT HELEN BISHOPSGATE: CITY OF LONDON


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P69/HEL

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: SAINT HELEN BISHOPSGATE: CITY OF LONDON

Date(s): 1565 - 2011

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 9.3 linear metres (426 production units)

Name of creator(s): Parish of St Helen Bishopsgate, City of London | Church of England

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

The medieval parish church of Saint Helen Bishopsgate was attached to a Benedictine nunnery, founded on the site in around 1204. When the religious house was dissolved in 1538, the church reverted to its parochial use.

The parish of Saint Martin Outwich was united with Saint Helen Bishopsgate in 1873, and its church, which had been destroyed by fire in 1765 and rebuilt in 1796, was pulled down in 1874.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Helen Bishopsgate, City of London. The records include parish registers (baptisms, marriages, banns, burials), service registers, Churchwardens' accounts, church rate and poor rate assessments, Vestry minutes, administrative papers and deeds, estate papers, and faculties. Date ranges of registers: Christenings 1575-2011; Marriages 1575-1870, 2004-2010; Burials 1575-1853; Banns 1653-1993; Confirmations 1956-2011.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

P69/HEL/A: Parish Registers; P69/HEL/B: Vestry and Parish Officers; P69/HEL/C: Rate Assessments and Inhabitants Lists; P69/HEL/D: Charities and Estates.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of St Helen Bishopsgate and St Martin Outwich have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates since 1922. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

ALLIED MATERIALS

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.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Banns register | Marriage records | Documents | Information sources
Baptism registers | Parish records | Documents | Information sources
Burial registers | Parish records | Documents | Information sources
Church of England | Anglicanism | Protestantism | Christianity | Ancient religions | Religions
Church rates | Taxation | Fiscal policy | Finance
Church records and registers | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources
Churches | Religious buildings | Buildings | Architecture
Churchwardens | Laity | Religious groups
Churchwardens records | Documents | Information sources
Conferences | Group communication | Communication process
Ecclesiastical parishes | Parishes | Administrative units | Local government | Public administration | Government
Marriage registers | Parish records | Documents | Information sources
Poor rates | Rates (documents) | Documents | Information sources
Rate books | Rates (documents) | Documents | Information sources
Vestry | Parish meetings | Meetings | Group communication | Communication process
Meetings x Conferences
Burial records
Catholicism
Legal documents
Religion

Personal names

Corporate names
Parish of St Helen Bishopsgate | City of London | Church of England

Places
Bishopsgate | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
City of London | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe