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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P95/CTC1
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1839-1942
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.91 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of Christ Church, Streatham Hill | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The parish of Christ Church was formed from the ancient parish of Saint Leonard Streatham (P95/LEN), the first of her 13 daughter churches. The architect was James William Wild and the style Italian basilican with different coloured bricks being used to create patterns in the external brickwork. The foundation stone was laid on the 11 August 1840. Consecration by the Lord Bishop of Winchester took place on Friday 19 November 1841. The church suffered war damage on 10 September 1940 when nearly all the stained glass windows were broken and the brick and stonework of the church and boundary walls were damaged by bomb splinters, the vicarage was made uninhabitable.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Streatham Hill, including registers of baptisms and marriages; registers of church services and preachers; papers relating to the construction of the church and subsequent maintenance, including plans; papers relating to the parish school; and financial records.

Access & Use

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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.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited July 1957.

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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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