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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): O/467
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1880-1890
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Lewisham District Board of Works


Administrative/Biographical history:

The church of Saint Mary the Virgin in the High Street, Lewisham was a medieval foundation which has undergone several rebuildings. The churchyard was closed to burials in 1856. District Boards of Works handled aspects of local government and administration relating to public health, such as sewerage, drainage, maintenance of roads and highways, transport systems and the management of public open spaces.

The Emmanuel Church on Hornsey Road, Holloway, in the borough of Islington was constructed in 1886 and is still used for worship.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Saint Mary's, Lewisham, comprising blank subscription form, 1880, and printed bye-laws for the churchyard, made by the Lewisham District Board of Works, 1890. Also printed leaflet setting out the need for a permanent Church of Emmanuel in Hornsey Road, Holloway, 1880.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

3 items: O/467/001-003.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1977 (AC/77/037).

Allied Materials

Related material:

For parish records for the Emmanuel Church, Hornsey Road, see reference P83/EMM, and for Saint Mary's Lewisham see reference P86/MRY.

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:
April to June 2009

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