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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 DRO/068
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1831-1955
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.83 linear metres (321 documents).
Name of creator(s): Parish of St John the Baptist, Hampton Wick | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The medieval parish of Hampton comprised the Town of Hampton and the Hamlet of Hampton Wick. Most of the land within the parish was held by copyhold of the Lord of the Manor of Hampton Court ie. the King. The relationship between the Hamlet and the Town tended to be rather strained for a period of over 200 years, and on a number of occasions the two resorted to taking legal proceedings against each other.

The Church of Saint John the Baptist, Hampton Wick was built in the early 1830s, at the same time as the old parish church of Saint Mary, Hampton was being rebuilt. Saint John's was intended to be a chapel of ease to Saint Mary's but upon completion, the district of Saint John was made a separate parish. Separation into two ecclesiastical districts did not end the dispute between Hampton and Hampton Wick. The records show, for example, that there was much discontent over the resultant division of the proceeds from the Hampton Parochial Charities.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint John the Baptist, Hampton Wick, including registers of baptisms, marriages, confirmations, banns of marriage, marriage licenses and church services; papers relating to church staff; papers regarding parish boundaries; papers relating to the benefice; papers of the Churchwardens; papers relating to the maintenance of the church fabric, churchyard and church hall; financial accounts; Vestry and Parochial Church Council minutes; papers relating to Parochial Charities; papers relating to the Endowed School, papers of the Overseers of the Poor and Surveyor of the Highways.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Records divided into 22 series according to record type or subject.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright for these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Parish records of St John the Baptist, Church Grove, Hampton Wick, deposited in the Greater London Record Office, by the Incumbent, 24 November 1986. DRO 68/315-321: Additional records deposited by the Incumbent, the Vicarage, St. Marks Road, Teddington, Middlesex, 4 June 1990.

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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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