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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/187
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1806-1809
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 production unit.
Name of creator(s): Bartholomew Calvinist Chapel


Administrative/Biographical history:

A small independent chapel had been on the site in Bartholomew Close, next to the church of St Bartholomew the Great, since the reign of Charles II, situated in part of a building called Middlesex House, initially as a Presbyterian congregation. This was dissolved in 1753. It was subsequently used by the Methodists, its earlier ministers being Calvinist. John Wesley preached here in 1763.


Scope and content/abstract:

Minute book of the Bartholomew Calvinist Chapel.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One item.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This volume was deposited with the parish records of St Bartholomew the Great in 1947. It was catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

For an outline history of the chapel, see Walter Wilson, The History and Antiquities of the Dissenting London..., London 1808, vol.iii, pp.369-388.

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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