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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P84/TRI2
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1829-2005
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4.80 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of Holy Trinity, Brompton | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The church was built between 1826 and 1829 on a site of three and a half acres just west of Brompton Square, including its burial ground, which was previously the burial site for Saint George's Hospital. It was designed by T.L. Donaldson and extended between 1879 and 1882 by Arthur Bromfield. The design consisted of a 5-bay clerestoried nave with two aisles, a sanctuary flanked by vestries and a west tower with lobbies on either side containing stairs to galleries. The windows were lancets (without tracery until 1843). The materials consist of stock bricks with Suffolk facings and Bath stone dressings. The roofs were of Bangor slates hidden behind coping stones. There was much criticism immediately; the church wardens wanted architectural ornaments and many were subsequently added.

It was consecrated in 1829 and that year a large district was assigned to it - west as far as Kensington Canal and north to Kensington Turnpike. In 1977 Saint Paul's Onslow Square was united with Holy Trinity.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Holy Trinity, Brompton, including registers of baptisms, marriages, burials, confirmations and banns; registers of church services; papers relating to parish boundaries including plans; papers relating to the maintenance of the church and churchyard, including faculties; financial records; papers relating to the parish school; printed items including pamphlets, scrapbooks, annual letters, annual reports, and parish magazines; photograph of church interior; Parochial Church Council minute books and other administrative papers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Parish records of Holy Trinity Church, Brompton Road, Kensington, deposited by the vicar of Holy Trinity with St Paul in the Greater London Record Office, 2 March 1981; with further additions in 2008 and 2010.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also P84/PAU for Saint Paul, Onslow Square, Kensington and Chelsea.

Publication note:

Survey of London, Volume XLI, (1983), LMA Library reference 92.1 GLC. The Kensington Book, Starren, Carolyn, (2006), LMA Library reference 92.1 STA. The Buildings of England: London 3 NW; Pevsner, Niklaus & Cherry, Bridget; (1991), LMA Library reference 67.0 1991.

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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