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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 DRO/154
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1859-1986
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3.2 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Matthew, Yiewsley | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The church of Saint Matthew was founded as a chapel of ease in 1858. A parish was assigned in 1874 from the southern portion of Hillingdon parish. The 1858 building was converted into a Lady chapel when the church was enlarged in 1898. The vicar of Saint John the Baptist, Hillingdon, is patron.

From: A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 4: Harmondsworth, Hayes, Norwood with Southall, Hillingdon with Uxbridge, Ickenham, Northolt, Perivale, Ruislip, Edgware, Harrow with Pinner (1971), pp. 87-91.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Matthew, Yiewsley, including registers of baptisms, marriages, banns of marriage and church services; preachers' books; correspondence, faculties, plans, and reports relating to the maintenance of the church, vicarage, church hall and churchyard; Vestry minutes; Parochial Church Council minutes; other Committee minutes; financial accounts; parish magazine and papers relating to parish festivals and events.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Records arranged into 11 series: 01 - Parish Registers; 02 - Church Services/Work of Clergy; 03 - Church Personnel; 04 - Church Buildings: Church; 05 - Church Buildings: Vicarage; 06 - Church Buildings: Church Hall; 07 - Churchyard; 08 - Parish Administration; 09 - Parish Finance; 10 - Schools; 11 - Printed Material.

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 for these records rests with the depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in November 2005.

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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:
March to April 2010.

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