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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P83/DAV
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1869-1984
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.78 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St David, Barnsbury | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The parish of Saint David was formed out of the parish of Saint Luke, West Holloway, in July 1869. It was united with the parish of Saint Clement, Barnsbury, in 1977 to form the parish of Saint David with Saint Clement. The church building was constructed in 1866 to 1869, designed by E.L. Blackburne. It burned down in 1935 and was rebuilt to designs by T.F. Ford by 1936.

From: 'Islington: Churches', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 8: Islington and Stoke Newington parishes (1985), pp. 88-99.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of St David, Barnsbury, Islington, including registers of baptisms, marriages and banns; registers of church services; papers relating to parish boundaries; papers relating to church buildings including faculties; Vestry and Parochial Church Council minutes and papers; papers relating to parish charities and schools.

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:

Deposited by the priest-in-charge of St David with St Clement, on 1 July 1977.

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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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