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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): ACC/2622
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1850-1929
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.65 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Hamburg Lutheran Church | Dalston


Administrative/Biographical history:

German Lutherans worshipped in the City of London at the Church in Austin Friars 'of the Germans and other Strangers' from 1550, and in 1672 they obtained from Charles II letters patent enabling them to build their own church, with the power to appoint ministers and hold services according to their own customs, on the site of the Holy Trinity Church (destroyed during the Great Fire), Trinity Lane. The inaugural service was held in December 1673, although baptisms were registered from 1669, and a church, rebuilt and extended in 1773, remained there until 1871. In that year it was bought and demolished by the Metropolitan Railway Company who were then building Mansion House station close by. The congregation then built a new church on a site in Alma (later Ritson) Road, Dalston, installing fittings such as the altar-piece and organ taken from the old church.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Hamburg Lutheran Church comprising 'church books' (Kirchenbuch) containing lists of baptisms, 1850-1929; lists of marriages, 1850-1920 and a chronicle of events relating to the church, 1888-1913.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

2 volumes

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: Depositor

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited November 1988 (ACC/2622).

Allied Materials

Related material:

For other records at LMA, see CLC/024 and CLC/189. A register of burials 1695-1836, baptisms 1694-1836 and marriages 1695-1754 is in the National Archives (RG4/4650).

Publication note:

Information about the church and its congregation may be found in Hamburger Lutherische Kirche London 1669-1969 published by Lutherisches Verlagshaus GmbH Berlin und Hamburg [1969] (text in English and German). A copy is available in the LMA History Library, reference 54.9 HAM.

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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