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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P83/AUG
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1864-1979
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.79 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Augustine, Highbury | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

A temporary church was first established in this area in 1864. This was replaced by a permanent structure in 1869. The new building was of brick with stone dressings, designed by Habershon and Brock in the Decorated style. It seated 1,150. A parish was assigned to the church in 1871, taken from the parishes of Christ Church and Saint Paul's. A church hall was added in 1881. The church building was restored in 1982.

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 Augustine, Highbury, including registers of baptisms, marriages, confirmations, banns of marriage, and church services; records of the choir; papers relating to the benefice, the church fabric, the church organ, and the church room; financial records; Parochial Church Council meeting minutes; annual reports; papers relating to parish charities and societies; and parish magazines.

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.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Parish records of St Augustine, Highbury New Park, Islington, deposited in the Greater London Record Office, 14 October 1983.

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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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