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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P69/KAT2
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1612-1950
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 11.76 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Katherine Cree, City of London | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

Saint Katherine Cree was constructed by the Prior of Holy Trinity Aldgate so that the parishioners would not disturb the canons in their church. 'Cree' is thought to be a corruption or contraction of 'Christchurch'. The church escaped serious damage during both the 1666 Great Fire and the Second World War. The church is now used as a Guild Church.

The parish of Saint Andrew Undershaft was united with Saint Mary Axe in 1561. In 1954 the parish was united with the parishes of Saint Katherine Cree and Saint James Duke's Place, which had united in 1873.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Katherine Cree, Leadenhall Street, City of London including parish registers (baptisms, marriages, burials, banns); Vestry minutes; financial accounts; administrative papers; papers relating to parish poor relief; poor rate and tithe rate assessments, deeds and rentals of parish properties.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

P69/KAT2/A: Parish Registers; P69/KAT2/B: Vestry and Parish Officers; P69/KAT2/C: Rate Assessments and Inhabitants Lists; P69/KAT2/D: Charities and Estates.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

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:

The records of the united parish have been acquired by Guildhall Manuscripts at various dates. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

United under St Andrew Undershaft (P69/AND4).

Publication note:

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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