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SAINT VEDAST, FOSTER LANE: CITY OF LONDON

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P69/VED
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SAINT VEDAST, FOSTER LANE: CITY OF LONDON
Date(s): 1661-1981
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Vedast, Foster Lane, Church of England | Church of England

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The church of Saint Vedast Foster Lane stood on the east side of Foster Lane. It was dedicated to the bishop and patron saint of Arras. The church was rebuilt in 1519, repaired and enlarged in 1614, and destroyed in the Great Fire. It was rebuilt in 1670-3. A steeple was added in 1697-8. It was restored by Stephen Dykes Bower after sustaining bomb damage in 1941 and fitted out with furniture from other churches. It was united with the parishes of Saint Matthew, Friday Street (P69/MTW) and Saint Michael le Querne (P69/MIC4).

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Vedast, Foster Lane, Church of England, including parish registers (baptisms, marriages and burials), churchwardens' accounts, vestry minutes, rate assessments and other administrative papers of the parishes.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

The catalogue has been arranged in sections each with a code as follows: A Parish Registers; B Vestry and Parish officers; C Rate assessments and inhabitants lists; D Charities and estates; E Parish schools. The records have been catalogued by staff of the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library.

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:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The archives of the united parishes have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

St Peter Westcheap: P69/PET4.


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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