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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P85/MTW1
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1820-1968
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 5.91 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Matthew, Brixton | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The parish of Saint Matthew was established in 1824, taken from part of the ancient parish of Saint Mary. The church was constructed in 1820 in a classical, Doric style.

From: 'Lambeth: The parish', A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 4 (1912), pp. 50-64.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the parish of Saint Matthew, Brixton Hill, Brixton, including registers of baptisms, marriages, banns and burials; registers of preachers and church services; pew registers; Vestry and Parochial Church Council minutes; Churchwardens' accounts and orders; papers relating to parish charities; papers relating to parish schools; plans of the church; maps of the parish; papers relating to tithes; papers relating to the churchyard, vaults and tombs.

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:

Records deposited by the Vicar in 1955, 1976 and 1989.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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