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SAINT PETER'S SAFFRON HILL NATIONAL SCHOOL

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/226
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SAINT PETER'S SAFFRON HILL NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date(s): 1852-1901
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 production unit.
Name of creator(s): St Peter's Saffron Hill National School x St Peter's Saffron Hill Schools

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Saffron Hill is an area near Holborn between Leather Lane and Farringdon Road. In the 14th century saffron was grown in gardens here. In the 18th century the area deteriorated and became a notorious rookery with flourishing crime and vice, intersected by the open sewer of the Fleet Ditch. It is the site of Fagin's den in Oliver Twist. In the 19th century social workers began to operate in this area, and Saint Peter's church, to which this school was attached, was opened in 1832. The construction of Holborn Circus, Holborn Viaduct and Farringdon Road involved the covering of the Fleet and the demolition of many of the slum dwellings, changing the character of the area.

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

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Deeds of St Peter's Saffron Hill National School, later St Peter's Saffron Hill Schools, situated in Onslow Street, in the parish of St Peter Saffron Hill, Holborn.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

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: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

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:

For parish of St Peter, Saffron Hill see P82/PET.


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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