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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 DRO/001
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1568-2002
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Martin, West Drayton | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

A church in West Drayton first appears in sources in 1181. The present church of Saint Martin is situated in Church Road. It dates largely to the 15th century, with some surviving earlier fragments. The church was restored and refitted in 1850 and again in 1831. A National Day-school was built in 1859. Saint Martin's Church of England Secondary Modern School was built in 1958.

Source of information: A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 3: Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, Sunbury, Teddington, Heston and Isleworth, Twickenham, Cowley, Cranford, West Drayton, Greenford, Hanwell, Harefield and Harlington (1962) (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Martin, West Drayton, including baptism, marriage and burial registers; registers of services; register of fees; registers of banns of marriage; churchwarden's accounts; papers relating to the maintenance of the church building; papers relating to church rates; Vestry minutes; Parochial Church Council minutes and accounts; papers relating to charity; papers relating to the parish school, including Manager's minutes, papers regarding rebuilding of the school and financial accounts; enclosure award; and papers of the Parish Committee.

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System of arrangement:

Records arranged into 9 sub-fonds: A: Incumbent; B: Churchwardens; C: Vestry; D: Parochial Church Council; E: Overseers of the Poor; F: Charities; G: Schools; H: Inclosure; I: Miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access:

Some files are only available on microfilm. Please check access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright for these records rests with the depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in April 1957.

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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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