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London Metropolitan Archives

SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE, KENNINGTON: VASSALL ROAD, LAMBETH


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P85/JNA1

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE, KENNINGTON: VASSALL ROAD, LAMBETH

Date(s): 1868-1962

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 4.22 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Parish of St John the Divine, Kennington | Church of England

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

Saint John the Divine originated in a mission established in a school, in response to rapid population growth in this area of Kennington from the 1860s onwards. In 1867-1868 a new building was constructed, with a ground floor room acting as the church and the upper floor as a school. In 1871 a site on Vassall Road was obtained, designs for a permanent church were commissioned from architect George Edmund Street, and building began. Part of the church was completed by 1873 but completion was delayed until an anonymous gift of 10,000 allowed the construction of the nave to go ahead. The church was consecrated in November 1874. A tower and spire were added in 1888. The church has been described as a masterpiece of the Gothic revival movement. The building was damaged by bombing during the Second World War, although restoration was begun in 1955.

Source of information: 'Brixton: Lambeth Wick estate', Survey of London: volume 26: Lambeth: Southern area (1956), pp. 108-122.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint John the Divine, Kennington, including registers of baptisms, marriages, banns, confirmations and church services; records of parish administration and finance; manuscript sermons; Churchwardens' records, Parochial Church Council and Vestry minutes.

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 to these records rests with the depositor.

Physical characteristics:

Fit

Finding aids:

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited by the vicar, January 1956 and April 1981.

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
Church of England | Anglicanism | Protestantism | Christianity | Ancient religions | Religions
Church records and registers | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources
Church services | Religious practice | Religious activities
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
Parish councils | Parishes | Administrative units | Local government | Public administration | Government
Preaching | Religious practice | Religious activities
Vestry | Parish meetings | Meetings | Group communication | Communication process
Meetings x Conferences
Catholicism
Legal documents
Religion

Personal names

Corporate names
Parish of St John the Divine | Kennington | Church of England

Places
Kennington | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Lambeth