London Metropolitan Archives - Item Details


Date of Creation:

1523 - 1987

Reference Code:


Scope and Content:
  • The main archive of Saint Mary Woolnoth dates from the 16th century with parish registers (baptisms, marriages, burials, banns) from 1538, vestry minutes from 1679 and poor rate, church rate and tithe rate assessments from 1672. Also church services registers; Guild Church Council minute books; Churchwardens' acounts, vouchers and papers; Overseers' books of receipts and payments and other papers relating to poor relief.

    The following items are part of the parish archive but are stored with the former Guildhall Library Prints and Maps material:

Extent: 6.14 linear metres (209 production units).
Classification: PARISHES
Former Reference: MS 01001- 13, MS 06368- 71, MS 07635- 64, MS 08099- 134, MS 10093- 7, MS 21552- 8
Site Location: London Metropolitan Archives; some items held offsite
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Administrative History:
  • The church of Saint Mary Woolnoth is first recorded in 1273. It is situated on the corner of Lombard Street and King William Street. It was rebuilt in 1442. It was repaired by Wren after the Great Fire of London, 1666, rebuilt by Hawksmoor, 1726-27, and restored in 1876. It is now a guild church. The parish was united with Saint Mary Woolchurch Haw after that church was demolished after the Great Fire.
Creator: Parish of St Mary Woolnoth, City of London | Church of England
Copyright: Depositor
Source of Acquisition:
  • The records of these parishes have been deposited with the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library at various dates since 1901. The most recent deposit was in 2001. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
  • 1951/039
  • 1953/125
  • 1953/126
  • 1958/015
  • 1958/016
  • 1958/016A
  • 1985/049
  • 1985/053
  • 1989/047
  • 1993/074
Access Restrictions: These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions
Arrangement: The catalogue has been arranged in sections, each with a classification code as follows: A Parish registers; B Vestry and parish officers; C Rate assessments and inhabitants lists; D Charities and estates.
Related Material: United with Saint Mary Woolchurch Haw, see P69/MRY14.
Language Notes: In English, apart from Ms 34267 which is in Latin.