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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): N/C/70
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1858-1954
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.81 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Congregational Church of England and Wales


Administrative/Biographical history:

The foundation stone of Blackheath Congregational Church was laid on 18 July 1883 and the church, which was designed by the architects Brandon and Ritchie of Greenwich, was opened for public worship on 11 July 1854.

The church was badly damaged during the Second World War. In February 1957 a new building, designed by Dannatt, was erected within the walls of the old church. The ecumenical developments of the 1960s led to the union of the Baptist and Congregationalist congregations in Blackheath, and in 1974 the Blackheath Congregational Church was closed.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Blackheath Congregational Church including deeds, 1858-1872; certificate authorizing solemnization of marriages at the church, 1855; Church meeting minute books, 1853-1969; register of baptisms, 1949-1969; Deacons' meeting minute books, 1869-1970; Sunday School teachers' meeting minute books, 1907-1935; correspondence and papers concerning pastors, 1874-1896; Church membership roll, 1967; account book, 1872-1887 and material relating to church property, 1886-1954.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Property Records; Minute books; Registers; Administrative.

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:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1977 (AC/77/010).

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also LMA/4125 for marriage registers.

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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