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SAINT MARY MAGDALEN, OLD FISH STREET: CITY OF LONDON

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P69/MRY10
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SAINT MARY MAGDALEN, OLD FISH STREET: CITY OF LONDON
Date(s): 1428-1946
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.42 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street, City of London | Church of England

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

History of the united parish:

The parish of Saint Gregory by Saint Paul was first mentioned in 1010. The church stood at the south west corner of Saint Paul's Cathedral. Whilst building the new cathedral portico, Inigo Jones partially demolished the church, but was compelled to restore it. It was destroyed by the Great Fire of London, 1666, and not rebuilt.

The parish was united with Saint Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street in 1670. The 12th century church of Saint Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street was destroyed by the Great Fire. Wren rebuilt the church but this was again damaged by fire in 1886 and consequently demolished. The parish was united with Saint Martin Ludgate in 1890.

Lying on the north side of Ludgate Hill, the church of Saint Martin Ludgate was destroyed in the Great Fire. It was rebuilt by Wren, 1677-84, and is now a guild church. The church is dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

The main archive of St Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street dates from the 17th century, but also includes parish registers (baptisms, marriages, banns, burials) from 1539; deeds, including one dated 1428; Vestry minutes; Churchwarden's accounts; and poor rate assessments.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and Latin.

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.

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 Manscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates since 1904. The most recent deposit was in 1990. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

United with Saint Martin Ludgate, reference P69/MTN1.


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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