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SAINT PHILIP, BETHNAL GREEN: SWANFIELD STREET, TOWER HAMLETS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P72/PHI
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SAINT PHILIP, BETHNAL GREEN: SWANFIELD STREET, TOWER HAMLETS
Date(s): 1840-1953
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.92 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Philip, Bethnal Green | Church of England

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The parish of Saint Philip was formed in 1842, taken from part of the parish of Saint Matthew. The church was constructed in 1841-42, seating 1,100. The parish was the poorest in the area and the clergymen were concerned with poor relief: George Alstone declined fees for baptisms while his successor James Trevitt wrote in the press about local conditions. The church ran schools, societies and a library. In 1954 the parish was united with Saint Matthew (P72/MTW). The church building was used to store church furniture until demolition in 1966.

From: 'Bethnal Green: List of Churches', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 11: Stepney, Bethnal Green (1998), pp. 217-226.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of St Philip, Bethnal Green, including registers of baptisms, marriages, confirmations and church services; papers relating to parish boundaries and the benefice; minutes of the Parochial Church Council and the Vestry; and Church Committee minute book.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

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:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in 1975, with a further accession in 1983.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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.

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