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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/127
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1871-1958
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 49 production units.
Name of creator(s): Sion Hospital | charity for pensioners


Administrative/Biographical history:

Sion Hospital was formally separated from Sion College by Act of Parliament in 1875, to administer charitable payments to pensioners from the revenues of estates given to it. Sion College had formerly maintained a number of almspeople at its buildings on London Wall, but these had been removed in 1845 beacuse of poor conditions. Plans for re-establishing them came to nothing. Sion Hospital's supporting estates comprised some of the College's estates in Essex and Hertfordshire and one quarter of the London property. It was run by twelve Trustees, consisting of 8 Fellows or ex-Fellows of Sion College and 4 appointees of the Charity Commissioners. Meetings were held at Sion College. Candidates for pensions were nominated by various bodies. Sion Hospital was wound up in 1957.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Sion Hospital, including minutes, lists of trustees and pensioners, deeds and legal papers, accounts, correspondence, and related items.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records have been sorted into an order which reflects divisions between the different functions and operations of the organisation and its administration.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

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:

The records of Sion Hospital were deposited by the Merchant Taylors' Company in 1996 and by Sion College in 1960. They were catalogued by members of Guildhall Library staff in 1964 and 2002. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Earlier records of Sion almspeople and pensioners should be sought in the records of Sion College, CLC/198.

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:
June to August 2010.

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