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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P83/MRY2
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1859-1974
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.19 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Mary, Hornsey Rise | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Benefice of Saint Mary, Hornsey Rise was formed in 1861 and the District in 1865 from Saint Mark, Tollington Park. Parts were assigned to Saint Paul, Upper Holloway in 1870 and to Saint Stephen, Upper Holloway in 1881.

The Church of Saint Mary was built in Kentish rag in the Decorated style by A D Gough in 1860-61 on a site presented by a Mr Warlters.

In 1982 the parish was united with that of Saint Stephen, Elthorne Road to become Saint Mary Hornsey Rise with Saint Stephen. Saint Stephen's church was closed and demolished in 1983.

'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 Saint Mary, Hornsey Rise, Islington, including registers of baptisms, marriages and banns; preacher's books; registers of church services; papers relating to church personnel; papers relating to the benefice and financial matters; Churchwardens' financial accounts; papers relating to the construction and maintenance of church buildings; and papers relating to parochial charities.

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:

Parish records of St Mary, Hornsey Rise deposited in the Greater London Record Office, 14 May 1984.

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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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