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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P93/PHI
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1838-1979
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.18 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Philip, Stepney | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

Saint Philip's originated in a proprietary chapel built by local residents between 1817 and 1821, within the parish of Saint Dunstan's (P93/DUN). The building work involved several difficulties and came in vastly over-budget, resulting in an expensive law-suit against the builder. The chapel Trustees asked for funds from the Church Building Commission, which were provided on the condition that the chapel be legally conveyed to the Commissioners to become a parish church. The church was consecrated in 1823 and assigned a district in 1836.

By 1883 the new vicar found the building in a disastrous and disgraceful state of dilapidation. A new church was built and was consecrated on October 12 1892. After the Second World War, the parishes of Saint Augustine (P93/AUG) and Saint Philip were united and the church was then known as Saint Augustine with Saint Philip. It waas declared redundant in 1979 and united with Saint Dunstans and All Saints, Stepney (P93/DUN). The building is now used as the library of the London Hospital.


Scope and content/abstract:

Registers of baptisms and marriages for the parish of Saint Philip, Newark Street, Stepney.

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.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in October 1964 and October 1984.

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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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