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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/420
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1443-2000
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 15 production items.
Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Diocese of Southwark was formed in 1905 and lies in the Church of England Province of Canterbury. The Diocese has jurisdiction over 317 square miles of London south of the River Thames, formerly in the ancient counties of Kent and Surrey, areas which had been in the Diocese of Rochester and vast Diocese of Winchester.

A British fleet took control of the Cape of Good Hope in 1795 and established a garrison in Cape Town.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection of Diocesan records; including surveyors plans for City of London properties in the estates of the Diocese of Southwark; precedent and case books for ecclesiastical jurisdiction; baptisms, marriage and burial register for the garrison at the Cape of Good Hope, 1795-1803; transcripts and calendars of various Diocesan records; list of the bishops of London, 1540-1787; and a parish register for Saint Mary's, Leyton, 1575-1783.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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:
August to October 2010.

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