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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/185
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1970
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 6 production units.
Name of creator(s): Baptist Church, Paul's Alley | Barbican


Administrative/Biographical history:

The church was formed some time before 1678, merging in 1695 with the baptist church at Turners' Hall. In 1716 the congregation built a baptistory in the meeting house, with the intention that it should be used by other baptist churches in London. The church continued, with declining numbers, until 1768 when it was agreed to merge with the Glasshouse Yard Church, which would take over the lease of the building in Paul's Alley. From 1745-79 the church was also used by the "White's Alley" Baptist church.


Scope and content/abstract:

Transcripts of records of the Baptist Church at Paul's Alley, Barbican. LMA holds no original records of the church, but was presented with a number of transcripts compiled by Hilda Marvell, from the originals at the Library of the Baptist Historical Society and Dr Williams' Library. The transcripts include minutes of church meetings, lists of members, and register of baptisms.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Trancripts arranged in 6 volumes.

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 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:

Records of the Baptist Church, White's Alley are held by LMA as CLC/186.

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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