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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): N/C/25
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1756-1908
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Congregational Church of England and Wales


Administrative/Biographical history:

White's Row Congregational Chapel was built, probably in about 1755, by a congregation of Independents [Congregationalists] under Edward Hitchin, which had met previously in Artillery Lane Chapel. Hitchin died in 1774 and was succeeded by Nathaniel Trotman. The congregation was then large, drawing most of its members from within a mile of the chapel: Trotman's reception service was attended by 1,200 persons. He died in 1792 and was followed by John Goode, who served the chapel until his resignation in 1826, by which time the congregation had dwindled considerably. The Reverend Henry Townley became minister in 1828. In 1836 the congregation left White's Row, the lease having nearly expired, and after a short stay in Bury Street Chapel, built Bishopsgate Chapel in the City of London.

From: Survey of London: volume 27: Spitalfields and Mile End New Town (1957), pp. 127-147.


Scope and content/abstract:

Registers of baptisms, 1756-1908 and minute book of Church meetings, 1794-1841, including minutes of December 1836-September 1839 relating to the acquisition of a site for and erection of new chapel in Bishopsgate Street and temporary meetings in Bury Street Chapel.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Three 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 20th August, 1964 (AC/064/48).

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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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