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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): N/C/31
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1721-1912
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.51 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Congregational Church of England and Wales


Administrative/Biographical history:

Fetter Lane Congregational Church was founded in 1660 on Fetter Lane, near High Holborn and Chancery Lane in the City of London. In 1894 falling membership forced a move to Leyton, where the church merged with an existing congregation worshipping in a temporary iron church. A new permanent church was constructed in 1899 on Langthorne Road, in a 17th century style which recalled the original Fetter Lane Chapel. The name Fetter Lane Congregational Church was adopted for the Leyton church. It is now a United Reformed Church.


Scope and content/abstract:

Register of baptisms, 1730-1869; minute books of Church meetings, 1707-1828; minute book of Deacon's meetings, 1838-1867; minute book of Building Committee, 1832-1835; documents relating to lease of Chapel site, 1721-1839; list of Subscribers to the Fetter Lane Auxiliary Missionary Society, 1819-1826; annual report, 1904; papers of the Provident Society, Fetter Lane Chapel, including financial accounts, minutes, reports and membership lists, 1806-1912.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

N/C/031/1-27: Records of the Chapel; N/C/031/28-62: Records of the Provident Society.

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 20th August, 1964 (AC/064/48) and 4 November 1966 (AC/66/59).

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Pye-Smith, Arthur, Memorials of Fetter Lane Congregational church, London, London: Warren Hall and Lovitt, 1900.

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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