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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 DRO/070
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1866-1986
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.73 linear metres (242 files).
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Michael-at-Bowes, Southgate | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The parish of Saint Michael-at-Bowes was formed in 1874 as a consolidated chapelry out of the parishes of Southgate and Saint Michael's, Wood Green. The church was designed by the architect, Sir Gilbert Scott, and built and endowed by Alderman Thomas Sidney of Bowes Manor who presented the first vicar. The church ran the mission churches of Saint Peter Bounds Green, Saint Mary the Virgin Tottenhall and also one in Tile Kiln Lane.

The Kiln Lane National School was founded in 1866. It was replaced in 1896 by Saint Michael's National School, Bowes Park, which opened in Tottenhall Road with accommodation for 377 children in mixed and infants departments. The school, later renamed Saint Michael-at-Bowes Church of England Primary School, was rebuilt in 1972.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Saint Michael-at-Bowes, Southgate, including registers of baptisms, marriages and burials; registers of church services; papers relating to the work of the clergy and church staff; papers regarding parish boundaries; papers relating to the benefice; Churchwardens' financial accounts; papers relating to the maintenance of the church building, churchyard and church hall; Vestry minutes; Parochial Church Council minutes; papers relating to Sunday schools and church schools; papers of church societies; parish magazines.

Also papers of the mission churches of Saint Peter, Bounds Green; Saint Michael's, Tile Kiln Lane and Saint Mary the Virgin, Tottenhall.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in 23 series according to record type or subject.

Conditions governing access:

Files DRO/070/001-014, 922 and 924 are not available for consultation, please use microfilms. File DRO/070/022 is unfit for consultation.

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:

Parish records of St Michael-at-Bowes, Southgate deposited in the Greater London Record Office, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R OHB by the Rector of the Wood Green Team Ministry, 24 November 1986.

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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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