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SAINT JAMES THE GREAT, FRIERN BARNET: FRIERN BARNET LANE, BARNET

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 DRO/012
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SAINT JAMES THE GREAT, FRIERN BARNET: FRIERN BARNET LANE, BARNET
Date(s): 1674-1978
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 9.8 linear metres (762 documents).
Name of creator(s): Parish of St James The Great, Friern Barnet | Church of England

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

St James the Great is the ancient church of Friern Barnet, a parish in north Middlesex about seven miles north of London, bordering Hertfordshire to the north, Finchley to the west, Hornsey to the south, and Edmonton and Tottenham to the south east. Further churches were erected in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to serve the growing population.

St John the Evangelist was built as a chapel of ease in 1891-1902. It was constructed to serve a populous part of the parish and attendance exceeded that at St James the Great before the chapel was even finished.

The church of St Peter le Poer was founded in 1866 as a mission serving Muswell Hill. In 1884 a temporary church was constructed which was used until 1909 when a permament structure was built, funded by money from the sale of the redundant church of St. Peter-le-Poer in the City of London.

Source of information: 'Friern Barnet: Churches', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 6: Friern Barnet, Finchley, Hornsey with Highgate (1980), pp. 29-32. Available online.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the church of Saint James the Great, Friern Barnet, including registers of births, confirmations, banns of marriage, marriages and burials; registers of services; papers relating to parish boundaries including maps; papers relating to the chaplaincy of Friern Hospital; papers relating to tithes and endowments; Churchwardens' accounts and papers relating to maintenance of the church, church hall and churchyard; Vestry meeting minutes; papers of the Overseers of the Poor including rates, accounts, and settlement papers; papers relating to parish charities including almshouses; papers relating to parish schools including St James's School, Cromwell Road School, St John's Schools, St Peter's School and St Paul's School; photographs; copies of parish magazines; and papers of the Parochial Church Council including minutes, accounts and reports.

Papers of the church of Saint John the Evangelist, Friern Barnet, including registers of baptisms, confirmations, banns of marriage, marriages and burials; registers of services; financial accounts; printed items and papers of the Churchwardens relating to the maintenance of the church.

Papers of the church of Saint Peter le Poer, Friern Barnet, including correspondence relating to the site of the church; papers relating to parish boundaries and letters regarding financing the building of the church.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in three sub-fonds: DRO/012/I: The church of St James the Great; DRO/012/II: St John the Evangelist Church; DRO/012/III: St Peter's Church.

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:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in May 1965.

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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