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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P90/MMG
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1852-1986
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.13 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Mary Magdalene, St Pancras | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Munster Square was founded by the Reverend Edward Stuart, a curate of Christ Church, Albany Street. Its architect was Richard Cromwell Carpenter (1813-1855) who had previously designed two Brighton churches. Built in the decorated gothic style, it was described by the Ecclesiologist in 1852 as 'the most artistically correct new church yet consecrated in London'. Consecrated on 22 April 1852, and with baptism and marriage registers commencing in that year, it served a small but densely populated area formerly belonging to the parish of Christ Church, Albany Street (P90/CTC2). The two parishes were once again united with the closure of Christ Church in 1989.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Mary Magdalene, Munster Square, St Pancras, including registers of baptisms, marriages, and banns; church services registers; intercessions books; sermons books; papers relating to incumbents; papers relating to parish properties; faculties and citations relating to the maintenance of the church fabric; financial accounts; Vestry and Parochial Church Council minutes; and records regarding the parish school.

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 deposited by the Priest-in-Charge, 16 October 1989.

Allied Materials

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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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