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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/186
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1681-1841
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4 production units.
Name of creator(s): Baptist Church, White Alley | City of London


Administrative/Biographical history:

The church met at White's Alley, 1681-1745; Paul's Alley, Barbican, 1745-79 (shared with another Baptist church); Hogg Lane (otherwise Worship Street), Shoreditch, 1779-1829; Trinity Place, Trinity Street, Blackman Street, Borough, 1829-32; Coles Street, Dover Road, 1833-40; and Stamford Street, Blackfriars Road, 1840-1.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Baptist Church, White Alley, City of London, comprising minutes of church meetings.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Chronological order.

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:

The records were purchased by Guildhall Library in 1900 and subsequently 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:

The church used by this congregation 1745-79, in Paul's Alley, Barbican, was also home to another baptist church. Some transcripts of the records of Baptist Church, Paul's Alley, are held at LMA as CLC/185.

Publication note:

For an account of the early history of the church and other Baptist churches related to it (for example the church in Paul's Alley before 1745), see W Wilson, The History and Antiquities of the Dissenting Churches London... (London 1808), vol.iii, pp.228-260.

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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