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CHRIST CHURCH PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 0074 A/CCP

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives

Title: CHRIST CHURCH PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS

Date(s): 1710-1947

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 2.54 linear metres (176 files).

Name of creator(s): Christ Church Parochial Schools, Southwark
Albert Institution Infant School

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

The details of the foundation of the school are not well understood. It appears that a certain Thomas Johnson left 80 to charity - and the money went to the parish of Christ Church. Then, in 1708, the Bishop of London left another 80 to the Parish. The Rector and Church wardens put these two sums together towards the clothing and education of up to 20 boys in the Parish. Later, 'well disposed persons' between them left 190, which was used with the other money to found a 'free' school in the Parish. Property was 'conveyed' to the Rector and the Church wardens to help 'any further improvements in learning and good education' - though this education was to be based on the principles of the Established Church.

The schools applied to become Public Elementary Schools in September 1857. The original situation of the school buildings was in Green walk (Holland Street), on the north side of Southwark Street. In 1897, the buildings moved across Southwark Street to Bear Lane. In 1901, the boys and girls departments were amalgamated, and the schools were completely reorganised in 1931, in conjunction with Saint Saviour's school.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Christ Church Parochial Schools, Southwark, including deeds, leases, agreements and other documents relating to school property and the trustees; minute books of the Trustees and the Managers; financial accounts; letter books; school log books; and plans of the school buildings.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

A/CCP-1: Deeds and agreements;
A/CCP-2: Administration;
A/CCP-3: Finance;
A/CCP-4: Correspondence;
A/CCP-5: Log books;
A/CCP-6: Miscellaneous;
A/CCP-7: Plans.

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.

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:

Deposited in the Greater London Record Office [now LMA], on August 25th 1967.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material:

For records of the parish of Christ Church, Southwark, see reference P92/CTC.

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: June to August 2010.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Building plans | Plans | Visual materials
Church of England schools | Denominational schools | Schools | Educational institutions
Church schools | Schools | Educational institutions
Property ownership | Civil law | Legal systems | Law
School buildings | Educational buildings
School log books | Education records | Documents | Information sources
Property law x Right to property

Personal names

Corporate names
Albert Institution Infant School
Christ Church Parochial Schools | Southwark

Places
Southwark (district) | Southwark | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe