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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): ACC/2732
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1901-1989
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.53 linear meters
Name of creator(s): Baptist Union of Great Britain x General Baptists x Particular Baptists


Administrative/Biographical history:

The first known Baptist Church in Crouch End was formed in 1807 and met in what was called the Broadway Hall, once part of the outbuildings of Old Crouch Hall. It continued until 1837. From 1879-1889 a second Baptist congregation met in the Broadway Hall, until the increasing urbanisation of the area, bringing an increased population, led to the erection of a more permanent chapel and the formation of the Ferme Park Baptist Church in 1889, located on the corner of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park. Ever growing congregations resulted in a new chapel being built adjacent to the old, between 1897-1900. The Baptist Chapel merged with the United Reformed Church in 1973 and opened on the same site as the Union Church in 1980.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Ferme Park Baptist Church, 1901-1989, including financial accounts; papers relating to the maintenance of the church building; papers relating to the Sunday School; papers relating to church Societies; register and log book of fire watchers, Second World War; copy of history of the church: Not Bricks Alone 1889-1989: 100 Years of Worship and Service, 1989; photographs and papers relating to funds and trusts.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In sections: Registers; Finance; Buildings; Societies; Printed Material; Photographs; Funds.

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: Depositor

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This collection is an additional deposit of records following an exhibition held at Union Church, Crouch End to celebrate the centenary of Ferme Park Baptist Church in 1989 (Acc/2732).

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also ACC/1361, ACC/1412 and ACC/1466 for more records of Ferme Park Baptist Church.

See Haringey Archive Service for marriage registers (1950-1976) ref: ldbcm:a/7/6.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
January to March 2009

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