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SAINT MARY MAGDALENE, PADDINGTON: WOODCHESTER STREET, WESTMINSTER

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P87/MMG
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SAINT MARY MAGDALENE, PADDINGTON: WOODCHESTER STREET, WESTMINSTER
Date(s): 1865-1979
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3.19 linear metres (48 documents).
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Mary Magdalene, Paddington | Church of England

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The parish of Saint Mary Magdalene, Paddington was created from the parishes of Saint Saviour, Warwick Avenue (P87/SAV) and Holy Trinity, Bishop's Bridge Road (P87/TRI). Services were first held in 1865 in a small temporary church on the banks of the Grand Junction Canal. The permanent church was designed by George Edmund Street. The foundation stone was laid in 1867, the nave and chancel opened in 1868 and the completed church was consecrated in 1878.

The Saint Mary Magdalene Convalescent Home was a home for fallen women, but not for those "abandoned to an immoral life". It opened in 1865 at 30 Weymouth Street. It later moved to 26 Ranelagh road, Paddington. Single women under the age of thirty were admitted before and after the birth of their first child which would have taken place at Queen Charlotte's Hospital. It was managed by the Sisters of Saint Mary, Wantage.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Mary Magdalene, Woodchester Street, Paddington, including registers of baptisms and marriages; registers of church services, preachers and sermons; financial accounts; electoral rolls; and minutes of the Council of the Saint Mary Magdalene Convalescent Home.

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 to 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:

Parish records of St Mary Magdalene, Woodchester Street, Paddington, deposited by the Vicar, 16 March 1989.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

For further information see 'Paddington: Churches', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9: Hampstead, Paddington (1989), pp. 252-259.

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:
April to June 2010.

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