London Metropolitan Archives - Item Details


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Scope and Content:
  • Records of the parish of St George, Camberwell, including registers of baptisms, burials, marriages, and confirmations; Vestry and Parochial Church Council minutes; minutes of other Committees; Churchwardens' account books; financial records including church rate books; papers relating to Saint George's National and Infants Schools; registers of church services; plan of parish and other papers relating to parish boundaries; papers relating to church buildings including the vicarage; photographs; papers relating to the Trinity College Mission; and parish magazines.

    C 1826-1961 M 1826-1968 B 1826-1905
Extent: 4.83 linear metres
Classification: PARISHES
Site Location: London Metropolitan Archives
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Administrative History:
  • The church of Saint George was built between 1822 and 1824 at a cost of £16700, as one of a number of churches built in the period 1815-1825 in South London. It had a Doric portico and a tower, with a flat, panelled ceiling. An apse was added in 1893. Saint George's was the first ''daughter''church to Saint Giles, the ancient parish church of Camberwell. It reflected the location and intensity of develpoment in the area, which was undergoing rapid population growth.The Peckham extension of the Grand Surrey Canal flowed alongside the church.

    The church was closed as a centre of Anglican worship in 1970 due to structural problems with the building but the parish continued and services were held in the assembly hall of St. George's Primary School until the building of a purpose built church/community centre combined building known as Trinity College Centre, Newent Close, London, SE15.

    The original church building was acquired by an evangelical church in 1977 and has since been converted into residential use.
Creator: Parish of St George, Camberwell | Church of England
Copyright: Depositor
Source of Acquisition:
  • Records deposited in 1970, with further accessions in 1985, 1988 and 1992
  • AC/70/093
  • ACC/2141
  • ACC/2553
  • ACC/3001
Access Restrictions: These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 2018
Physical Condition: Fit
Arrangement: The records have been sorted into categories which reflect divisions between the different functions and operations of the parish and its administration. Order within these categories reflects chronology.
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