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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P73/PAU1
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1843-1995
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.24 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Paul, Herne Hill | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The church was originally built in 1843-44 by G. Alexander, but unfortunately was damaged by fire and rebuilt by G.E. Street in 1858. The chancel was enlarged and embellished although the west tower, spire and outer walls of the original church were retained. At the time of its construction, Saint Paul's church was surrounded largely by fields as Herne Hill was still very much a rural area, but by the 1890's it had become urbanised following the emergence of a railway station and numerous houses in the neighbourhood.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Paul, Herne Hill, including registers of baptisms and marriages; Parochial Church Council minutes; financial records; registers of church services; administrative files; printed material and records relating to the church buildings and fabric. Also records of the Mission Church of Saint John, Lowden Road and the parish hall of Saint Faith, Sunray Avenue.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited 16 Jun 1955 and 11 Aug 1955; with further records deposited September 1975.

Allied Materials

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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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