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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 DRO/064
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1866-1989
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.15 linear metres (144 documents).
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Matthew, Ponders End | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Church of Saint Matthew, Ponders End was built in 1877-78 as a chapel of ease to Saint James, Enfield Highway, because Saint James' Church was unable to serve the needs of the expanding population of eastern Enfield. In 1899 Saint Matthew's became a parish church in its own right. Plans for enlarging the church were drawn up, but in the event only the chancel was built.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Matthew, Ponders End, Enfield, including registers of baptisms, marriages, banns of marriage, confirmations and church services; plans of the church, vicarage and mission halls; papers and faculties relating to the maintenance of church buildings and fittings; financial accounts; Parochial Church Council minutes; photographs; orders of service; programmes and parish magazines.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in one series: Parish Records (DRO/064/001-144).

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:

Parish records (DRO/064/001-139) of St Matthew, South Street, Ponders End, Enfield, deposited by the Vicar on 28 May 1985. Additional Parish Records (DRO 64/140) deposited on 3 October 1986. Record DRO 64/141 was deposited by Mr G Dalling.

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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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