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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P83/STE2
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1880-1980
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.36 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Stephen, Islington | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

Saint Stephen, Elthorne Road originated as a mission church in Elthorne Road founded by Saint John, Upper Holloway circa 1877. The District of Saint Stephen was formed in 1881 from Saint John, Upper Holloway and Saint Mary, Hornsey Rise. The Church of Saint Stephen was built in 1879-1880 designed by E. Christian and consecrated on 29 October 1880.

The substantial redevelopment of the area surrounding the church from 1966 slowly destroyed the congregation and in 1982 the church was closed and the parish united with that of Saint Mary, Hornsey Rise. The Church was demolished in 1983. The mission church, which had become the church hall in 1880, was demolished in the 1970's.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Stephen, Elthorne Road, Upper Holloway, Islington, including registers of baptisms, marriages, banns and confirmations; registers of preachers and church services; papers relating to the benefice and church finances; Churchwardens' accounts; papers relating to the maintenance of church buildings; Vestry and Parochial Church Council minutes and papers; parish magazines; photographs; correspondence; and papers relating to church societies.

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:

Parish records of St Stephen, Elthorne Road, Upper Holloway deposited in the Greater London Record Office, 14 May 1984.

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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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