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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 DRO/007
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1565-1993
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3.45 linear metres (256 files and volumes).
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Mary, Sunbury on Thames | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

Sunbury on Thames parish covered 2,658 acres in 1930. It was bordered by the River Thames, the River Ash and a lesser stream. In 1908 the parish was enlarged to include Feltham Hill, Shepperton, Littleton and some of Hampton.

The Vestry of Sunbury was usually composed of between 6 and 12 people, responsible for poor relief and other parish business. 5 cottages were used as poor-houses in addition to a larger house used as a workhouse.

The church of Saint Mary stood on the south side of the village. Parts of the medieval church survive; the whole building was restored in 1863.

Source of information: A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 3: Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, Sunbury, Teddington, Heston and Isleworth, Twickenham, Cowley, Cranford, West Drayton, Greenford, Hanwell, Harefield and Harlington (1962).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Mary, Sunbury on Thames, including registers of baptisms, confirmations, banns, marriages and burials; service registers; papers relating to endowments; papers of the churchwardens including accounts, rates, and papers regarding the maintenance of the church and churchyard; Vestry meeting minutes; Overseers of the Poor financial accounts; papers relating to parish charities; papers relating to Sunbury National Schools including minutes; papers of Sunbury Parochial Committee; papers of the Church Rebuilding Campaign; papers relating to the cemetery; Enclosure Acts and awards; and maps of the parish.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

This collection is arranged in sub-fonds as follows:
Dro/007/A: Incumbent;
Dro/007/B: Churchwardens;
Dro/007/C: Vestry;
Dro/007/D: Overseers Of The Poor;
Dro/007/E: Charities;
Dro/007/F: Schools;
Dro/007/G: Miscellaneous;
Dro/007/H: Enclosure;
Dro/007/J: Maps.

Conditions governing access:

Open access. Original references (P--) have to be ordered. Microfilms (X--) are available in the Reference Room. Some files are only available on microfilm.

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 two accessions, in 1962 and 2004.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Later registers are in the care of the incumbent.

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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