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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 DRO/118
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1904-1990
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.2 linear metres (102 files).
Name of creator(s): Parish of St James, Alperton | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

During the 1880s Alperton was served by missions from Saint John the Evangelist, Wembley. In 1890 the vicar, who had long deplored the 'careless state' of many in the village, persuaded WR Lane, a wandering missionary, to set up his tent in Alperton. It was replaced in 1893 by a mission room and in 1896 by a corrugated iron church, which was administered by the vicar of Wembley and a curate until a separate parish, Saint James, Alperton, was created in 1904. A church built by WA Pite in the Gothic style, was consecrated in Stanley Avenue in 1912. It was of yellow stock brick with red brick and stone dressings, and consisted of nave, chancel, aisles, south transept, north east chapel, north west baptistry, narthex and bell turret. In 1990 it was replaced by a new church built by Tony Rowse of the KC White Partnership.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint James, Alperton, including registers of baptisms, marriages, and banns of marriage; registers of church services; papers regarding the construction of the church and vicarage; faculties for the maintenance of church fittings; Parochial Church Council minutes; financial accounts; papers relating to church societies and clubs; and parish magazines.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

DRO/113/001-007: Parish Registers; DRO/113/008-091: Parish Administration and Finance.

Conditions governing access:

Files DRO/118/001-007 are not available for consultation, please use microfilm copies.

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:

Records deposited in November 1996; with a further accession in January 2010.

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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