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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LMA/4542
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1705-1995
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 5.70 linear metres
Name of creator(s): St Giles in the Fields Parochial Charities


Administrative/Biographical history:

Since the 17th century, the parish of Saint Giles in the Fields, together with the later parish of Saint George Bloomsbury, has benefitted from the endowment of a number of charitable bequests and donations. These have been regulated differently at various times, and have on occasion been brought together better to fund their charitable purposes. In 2005 a new Charity Commissioners scheme consolidated four of the major surviving parish charities, bringing together for the first time the operations of the almshouses, Bloomsbury Dispensary, Thomas Leverton's Charity, and the Dibdin Brand Charity (formed on the consolidation of two former charities William Shelton's Education Foundation and the Saint Giles and Bloomsbury Education Foundation).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Saint Giles in the Fields Parochial Charities, including minutes, accounts, cash books and receipts, reports, and correspondence. Includes registers of applicants for outpensioners and almswomen (1907-1934), Medical Register, Infants (1910-1914), Register of scholars (1882-1917), School Admission Registers (1884-1913) and School Log books (1862-1935) and Journals.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged as follows:
LMA/4542/A: General Papers;
LMA/4542/B: Almshouses;
LMA/4542/C: Leverton Charity;
LMA/4542/D: Bloomsbury Dispensary;
LMA/4542/E: Parochial School;
LMA/4542/F: William Shelton Educational Foundation;
LMA/4542/G: National Schools.

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 is held by the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in October 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Church records including parish records are held by the parish although copies are held by London Metropolitan Archives.

Civil parish archives are held at Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre.

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:
Added to AIM25 April 2012.

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