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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 P69/BAT1
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1558-1954
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4.2 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Parish of St Bartholomew by the Exchange, City of London | Church of England


Administrative/Biographical history:

The church of Saint Bartholomew by the Exchange, Bartholomew Lane, was also referred to as Little Saint Bartholomew and Saint Bartholomew the Less (although it should not be confused with Saint Bartholomew the Less, West Smithfield, P69/BAT4). It was first mentioned in records in 1150. The church was destroyed during the Great Fire of London in 1666, but was rebuilt by Wren in 1674-1679. In 1840 it was demolished as part of the construction of the new Royal Exchange. The parish was united with the parish of Saint Margaret Lothbury (P69/MGT1).

Information from The London Encyclopaedia, eds. Weinreb and Hibbert (LMA Library Reference 67.2 WEI).


Scope and content/abstract:

C 1558-1840 M 1559-1840 B 1558-1838

Records of the parish of Saint Bartholomew by the Exchange, Bartholomew Street, City of London, including parish registers (marriages, burials, baptisms and banns) from 1557; vestry minutes and churchwardens accounts from the late 16th century; poor rate, church rate and tithe rate assessments; and financial accounts of the Overseers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As the archive is large and complex, and to assist the user, the catalogue has been arrranged in sections each with an archival classification 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:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of St Margaret Lothbury and the united parishes have been deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates. The most recent deposit was in 2006. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Mother church: Saint Margaret, Lothbury: City of London (P69/MGT1). United parishes: St Martin Pomeroy, St Bartholomew by the Exchange, St Mildred Poultry, St Mary Colechurch, St Olave Jewry and St Christopher le Stocks.

In 1891, administration of the charitable gifts and bequests of these parishes was transferred to the City Parochial Foundation. Deeds relating to the gifts and bequests of St Olave Jewry and St Mildred Poultry have been deposited amongst the records of the City Parochial Foundation [St Olave Jewry: 1509/10-1790, Ms 23737/119-25; St Mildred Poultry: 1759-80, Ms 23737/117].

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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