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SAINT NICHOLAS, COLE ABBEY: CITY OF LONDON

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P69/NIC2
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SAINT NICHOLAS, COLE ABBEY: CITY OF LONDON
Date(s): 1509-1982
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.14 linear metres (39 production units).
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Nicholas, Cole Abbey, City of London | Church of England

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

History of the united parishes:

The churches of Saint Andrew by the Wardrobe, Saint Ann Blackfriars, Saint Peter Paul's Wharf, Saint Benet Paul's Wharf, Saint Mary Mounthaw, Saint Nicholas Cole Abbey and Saint Nicholas Olave were all destroyed in the Great Fire.

Saint Ann Blackfriars was not rebuilt and the parish united to Saint Andrew by the Wardrobe in 1670. Similarly, Saint Peter Paul's Wharf was united to Saint Benet Paul's Wharf in 1670, and Saint Nicholas Olave was united to Saint Nicholas Cole Abbey in 1670. Saint Mary Mounthaw was united to Saint Mary Somerset in 1670 and the parishes were united to Saint Nicholas Cole Abbey in 1866.

Saint Benet Paul's Wharf was rebuilt by Wren, 1677-83 and the parish united to Saint Nicholas Cole Abbey in 1879, when the church became the London church of the Welsh Episcopalians. Saint Nicholas Cole Abbey was rebuilt by Wren in 1677, gutted in 1941 and restored in 1962. The parish was united to Saint Andrew by the Wardrobe in 1954.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Nicholas Cole Abbey, City of London, including registers of baptisms, marriages and burials; Vestry and Parochial Church Council minutes; poor rate books and tithe rate assessment books.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

To assist the user 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.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

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 records of these parishes were deposited with the Manuscripts Section of GuildhallLibrary at various dates from 1902. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Saint Andrew by the Wardrobe (P69/AND1).


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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