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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2203
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1662-1991
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.65 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Hornsey Parochial Charities


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hornsey Parochial Charities was established in 1890 by a Scheme uniting all the parish charities. Various charities were added later, including Churchfield, the Fuel fund, the Maria Tame charity and the bequest of Colonel John William Bird. Apprenticeship charities were managed separately by the same trustees. The income of the charity came from the leases of the parish cottages, and, after they were demolished, lease or sale of the land.

The charity provided pensions and gave grants to dispensaries, hospitals, nursing associations, convalescent homes, and provident clubs, and to individuals preparing for a trade or in temporary distress.

Source of information: 'Hornsey, including Highgate: Charities for the poor', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 6: Friern Barnet, Finchley, Hornsey with Highgate (1980), pp. 199-205 (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Hornsey Parochial Charities, including Chair's minutes and agendas; Trustees minutes; reports; financial accounts; property registers; rent demands; charity schemes; conveyances; gifts and legacies; correspondence; valuations of investments, and other administrative papers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

86 documents catalogued as ACC/2203/001 to ACC/2203/086.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright for these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in October 1985.

Allied Materials

Related material:

This collection should be used in conjunction with the records of the parish of St Mary, Hornsey, in particular the records of parish charities (ref DRO/020/H/1-92). Additional material relating to Hornsey parish charities is to be found in the records of the parish of St James, Muswell Hill (ref DRO 49/242-244): reports 1829-1863.

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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