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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P93/STE
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1861-1930
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.39 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Stephen, Spitalfields | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The district of Saint Stephen, Spitalfields, was formed in 1858, after a group of parishioners of Christ Church, Spitalfields (P93/CTC1), had campaigned for a new church to serve the growing population of the area. The district was formed from the north-west corner of the parish of Christ Church, and in 1860 a site on the east side of the new Commercial Street was conveyed to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Saint Stephen's Church was designed by Ewan Christian, and consecrated in 1861. In 1863, portions of the parishes of Saint Leonard, Shoreditch (P93/LEN), and Saint Philip, Bethnal Green were added to Saint Stephen's. In 1930 the parish was reunited with Christ Church, Spitalfields, and the church of Saint Stephen was demolished.


Scope and content/abstract:

Registers of baptisms, marriages and banns for the parish of Saint Stephen, Commercial Street, Spitalfields.

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 in July 1956 and January 1981.

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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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