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SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN, PRIMROSE HILL: PRIMROSE HILL ROAD, CAMDEN

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P81/MRV
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN, PRIMROSE HILL: PRIMROSE HILL ROAD, CAMDEN
Date(s): 1868-1976
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 17.06 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill | Church of England

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill was opened on 28 April 1867 and the first surviving register dates from October 1868.

In the summer of 1870 arrangements were being made for the construction of a new church. Money was raised by voluntary subscriptions, aided by Eton College, the London Diocesan Church Building Society and the Church Extension Society. The site, on the junction of King Henry's Road, Primrose Hill Road and Elsworthy Road, was owned by Eton College but an agreement was reached whereby the site and church would be conveyed to the Church Commissioners when completed. The church was erected in 1872 and consecrated on 2 May 1885. On 28 August 1885 the church was assisgned its own district: previously it had fallen within the parish of St Saviour, South Hampstead.

During the construction of the church, the London and North Western Railway Company began tunnelling work under the north west corner of the church, causing damage to the building. The subsequent dispute generated much correspondence.

In August 1856 the parish of St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill was united with the parish of St Paul, Avenue Road. The Church of St Mary the Virgin became the parish church of the united parish.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, including registers of baptisms; register of banns of marriages; registers of church services; parish notices; papers relating to parish boundaries; legal documents relating to land owned by the parish; papers regarding maintenance and construction works at the church; Vestry minutes; Parochial Church Council minutes; and photographs of the church interior. Also a series of records relating to the litigation between the Church of St Mary the Virgin and the London and North Western Railway Company.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

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: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in December 1983, with further accessions in 1986, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006.

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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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