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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P73/SIL
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1894-1998
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 5.03 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Silas, Nunhead | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

Saint Silas in Ivydale Road was built to meet the needs of the residents on the Waverley Estate. The congregation originally met in a shop in Ivydale Road. When this became too small for the growing congregation Waverley Park Mission hall was built in Inverton Road on 5 October 1895. The church of Saint Silas was consecrated on 17 October 1903. On 1 March 1990 Saint Silas was made a united benefice with Saint Anthony, Nunhead Lane (P73/ANT).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Silas, Nunhead, including registers of baptisms and marriages; church services registers; minutes of the Church Building Committee and papers relating to the building of the church; Vestry minutes; financial accounts; and parish magazine.

Covering dates of registers held: Christenings: 1896-1998; Marriages: 1904-1997.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records have been sorted into categories which reflect divisions between the different functions and operations of the parish and its administration. Order within these categories reflects chronology.

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.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in 1996, with further accessions in 2003 and 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records they were re-catalogued in 2018 in order to more accurately reflect the original order of the records. This meant that some records which were originially catalogued as originating with the parish of Saint Anthony (P73/ANT) have since been recatalogued as part of the records of Saint Silas.

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:
March to April 2010. Updated July 2018.

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