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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P85/PAU
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1868-1970
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.02 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Paul, Brixton | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The church of Saint Paul, Brixton, originated in a temporary iron church established in 1874 to serve a growing housing estate. A permanent church was constructed by 1881, designed by W G Habershon in the Gothic style. A district chapelry was assigned in 1882.

From: Survey of London: volume 26: Lambeth: Southern area (1956), pp. 95-100.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Paul, Santley Street, Brixton, including registers of baptisms and marriages; register of church services; sequestration papers; faculties; title deeds relating to the church hall; and Vestry and Parochial Church Council minute books.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited by the Vicar in April 1980.

Allied Materials

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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:
April to June 2010.

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