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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LMA/4392
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1871-1945
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.51 linear meters
Name of creator(s): Presbyterian Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

A Presbyterian congregation was first established in Wandsworth in 1871, worshipping in hired assembly rooms until their church was constructed in 1872, at Merton Road.

In 1946 the church amalgamated with Putney Presbyterian Church, Briar Walk, and became known as Putney and Wandsworth Presbyterian Church. The joint congregations worshipped at Briar Walk. In 1968 the spire was removed and the tower was capped off. At the same time, the manse which had stood next to the church was sold and replaced by a house in Fairdale Gardens.

In 1972 the church became known as Putney United Reformed Church following the union of the Congregational and Presbyterian denominations. The last service to be held took place in February 1996.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Wandsworth Presbyterian Church including Court of session minute books, 1904-1945; Deacons' Court minute books, 1871-1945; Sunday School teachers' minute book, 1902-1925; Communicants' roll books, 1874-1936 and register of baptisms, 1872-1944.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Minutes; Registers.

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 by the United Reformed Church (URC) History Society in 2001 (B01/024).

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also LMA/4102 for Wandsworth Presbyterian Church, Briar Walk; LMA/4103 for Wandsworth Presbyterian Church, Merton Road; LMA/4022, LMA/4309 and LMA/4380 for Putney United Reformed Church.

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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