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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LMA/4293
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1901-1970
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear meters
Name of creator(s): Methodist Church of Great Britain x United Methodist Church x Wesleyan Methodist Church x Primitive Methodist Church


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hither Green Wesleyan Methodist Church stood in the angle of Wellmeadow Road and Hither Green Lane, Lewisham. It was built in 1900 by architects Gordon, Lowther and Gunton, but was destroyed by bombing in 1940. A new church was built on Torridon Road. It is part of the Blackheath and Lewisham Methodist Circuit.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Hither Green Methodist Church, 1901-1970, including minutes and other administrative papers; souvenir programmes of entertainments and events such as bazaars; correspondence addressed to Mrs H N Beecher Bryant, particularly from Doctor John Scott Lidgett, Methodist theologian and founder of the Bermondsey Settlement; and photographs of church events, clergy, members of the church and the interior and exterior of the church building.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Administrative material has been listed first, followed by papers and correspondence, and finally the photographs. Material has been arranged chronologically where possible.

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:

Received in 2001 (B01/041)

Allied Materials

Related material:

Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre (Lewisham Library, 199-201 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6LG) holds minutes, accounts, trust papers and misc records, 1897-1942, reference NC/1/HIT.

The LMA holds marriage registers, 1913-1940, reference N/M/43/13.

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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