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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): ACC/2672
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1811-2002
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3.56 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Congregational Church of England and Wales


Administrative/Biographical history:

Since its formation in 1811, East Hill United Reformed Church has also been known as East Hill Congregational Church and Wandsworth Congregational Church. The first meeting place was the old chapel in Wandsworth High Street formerly used by French refugees. However, as membership grew a new premises became necessary, a purpose built hall being opened on East Hill in 1860. This growth in size was reflected in the variety of activities the church pursued, ranging from Missions to other parts of Wandsworth such as Eltringham, to their Literary and Debating Society and the Dorcas Society.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the East Hill United Reformed Church, including baptism register, 1850-1853; minutes of church meetings, 1850-1854; marriage register, 1850-May 1854; minutes of Officers and Teachers Memorial Hall Sunday School, 1938 - 1939; minutes of church meetings, 1826-1948 and 1959-1969; minutes of Deacon's meetings, 1853-1981; minutes of other committees, 1853-1996; financial accounts of the London Missionary Society, 1929-1948; annual Church Manuals, 1886-1956 and 1956; minutes of Elder's meetings, 1985-2000; agendas, minutes and notes of Site Meetings regarding redevelopment, 2001-2002; financial accounts and ledgers, 1926-1997; correspondence, particularly relating to building works, 1915-2001; and Church Record newsletters, 1959-1962.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Registers; Minutes; Finance; Societies Records; Correspondence and Printed Material.

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

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Description Notes

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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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