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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P73/ANT
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1865-2003
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 7.82 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Anthony, Nunhead | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1865 a temporary church was erected in Nunhead dedicated to Saint Michael-and-all-Angels. When this church became filled to capacity, a permanent church was built with part of the proceeds of the sale of the ground on which Saint Antholin in the City had previously stood. The new Saint Antholin was completed and consecrated on 11 May 1878.

From 1890 the Cheltenham College Mission relieved the incumbent of Saint Antholin of much of his work in a rapidly growing parish. The mission gradually formed itself into a separate church responsible for a large part of the work of the whole parish. Therefore, in 1911, the Bishop of Southwark united the parish with the mission in order to transfer the ordinary routine of parochial work to the parish church and to enable the mission to specialise in work among the poor.

Saint Antholin was gutted by fire bombs in December 1940 and had to be rebuilt. On 12 October 1957 the new church was consecrated under the title of Saint Antony. On 1 March 1990 Saint Antony was made a united benefice with Saint Silas, Ivydale Road, Nunhead (P73/SIL).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Anthony, Nunhead, including registers of baptisms, marriages, banns, confirmations and church services; Preachers' books; Parochial Church Council minutes; and financial accounts.

Covering dates for registers held: Christenings: 1865 - 2003; Marriages: 1878 - 2001.

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:

Records deposited in 1996 (files 022-049); with further accessions in 2001, 2003 and 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The collections was re-catalogued in 2018 in order to more accurately reflect the original order of the records. This meant that some records which were originially catalogued as originating with the parish of Saint Antony have since been recatalogued as part of the records of Saint Silas, Nunhead (P73/SIL).

Later registers for both churches are in the care of the incumbent of Saint Antony with Saint Silas, Nunhead Lane.

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. Updated July 2018.

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