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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/108
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1769-1921
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres (24 documents).
Name of creator(s): Various.


Administrative/Biographical history:

Curzon Street runs between Fitzmaurice Place and Park Lane in Mayfair. In around 1715 the land in this area was purchased by a Derbyshire baronet, Nathaniel Curzon. Building began in the 1720s although much of the north side remained open until the 19th century. It became a fashionable address, and was well known for the Mayfair Chapel where illicit marriage ceremonies were performed without banns or licence, until the 1754 Marriage Act stopped the practice.

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


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Hitchins family, comprising documents relating to the ownership of 39 Curzon Street, Mayfair, 1769-1921, including leases, abstracts of title, wills, assignments, schedules of fixtures, plans and elevations, and undertakings to repair.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

O/108/001 to O/108/026.

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:

Gifted to the Archive in 1950.

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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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