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SAINT JAMES THE LESS, BETHNAL GREEN: SAINT JAMES' AVENUE, TOWER HAMLETS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P72/JSL
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SAINT JAMES THE LESS, BETHNAL GREEN: SAINT JAMES' AVENUE, TOWER HAMLETS
Date(s): 1843 - 2012
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.25 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of Saint James the Less, Bethnal Green | Church of England

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The church of Saint James the Less was consecrated in 1842. A district was assigned in 1843, taken from the parish of Saint Matthew. John Watts-Ditchfield, vicar from 1897 to 1914, introduced a range of activities and missions, including a dispensary and open air services. The church was damaged by enemy action in 1940 and a temporary church was used from 1951 while the church was rebuilt. The new building was opened in 1961. The parish merged with Saint Mark, Old Ford, in 1973.

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 Saint James the Less, Bethnal Green, including registers of burials, baptisms, marriages, banns of marriages and church services; financial accounts; and parish magazines. Date ranges of registers: Christenings 1843-1956; Marriages 1843-1986; Burials 1846-1855; Banns 1934-1991; Confirmations 1898-2012.

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 1965, with further accessions in 1985, 1988 and 2007.

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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