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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P90/MIC1
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1633-1984
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4.54 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Michael, Highgate | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

Key Dates:
Fourteenth century: Existence of hermit's chapel at Highgate;
1565: Chapel assigned to Sir Roger Cholmeley's Free Grammar School (founded 1562);
1637: Preacher appointed to assist master of school in chapel; chapel used as parish church by Highgate inhabitants;
1832: Closure of chapel, consecration of Saint Michael's Church on new site;
1834: Parish of Saint Michael Highgate created;
1851: Abolition of select vestry;
1852: Highgate National Schools established;
1856: Parsonage built on Southwood Lane;
1867: New Grammar School chapel consecrated on former site;
1880-1881: Renovation and extension of Saint Michael's Church;
1917: Formation of voluntary church council;
1936: Parsonage transferred to 68 Southwood Lane;
1944: Church damaged by flying bomb;
1946-1954: Restoration of church;
1972: Parsonage transferred to 10 The Grove.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Michael, South Grove, Highgate, including registers of baptisms, marriages, banns and burials; church services registers; papers, including committee minutes and architect's proposals, relating to the restoration of the church building; plans showing layout of pews; financial records; annual reports; Vestry and Parochial Church Council minutes; papers relating to church societies; parish magazines; papers relating to the churchyard; papers of the Churchwardens; 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.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in June 1995.

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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