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Scope and Content:
  • Records of the parish of Saint Michael, South Grove, Highgate, including registers of baptisms, marriages, banns and burials; church services registers; papers, including committee minutes and architect's proposals, relating to the restoration of the church building; plans showing layout of pews; financial records; annual reports; Vestry and Parochial Church Council minutes; papers relating to church societies; parish magazines; papers relating to the churchyard; papers of the Churchwardens; papers relating to parochial charities; and historical publications.

    C 1634-1952 M 1635-1949 B 1633-1903
Extent: 4.55 linear metres
Classification: PARISHES
Site Location: London Metropolitan Archives
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Administrative History:
  • Key Dates:
    Fourteenth century: Existence of hermit's chapel at Highgate;
    1565: Chapel assigned to Sir Roger Cholmeley's Free Grammar School (founded 1562);
    1637: Preacher appointed to assist master of school in chapel; chapel used as parish church by Highgate inhabitants;
    1832: Closure of chapel, consecration of Saint Michael's Church on new site;
    1834: Parish of Saint Michael Highgate created;
    1851: Abolition of select vestry;
    1852: Highgate National Schools established;
    1856: Parsonage built on Southwood Lane;
    1867: New Grammar School chapel consecrated on former site;
    1880-1881: Renovation and extension of Saint Michael's Church;
    1917: Formation of voluntary church council;
    1936: Parsonage transferred to 68 Southwood Lane;
    1944: Church damaged by flying bomb;
    1946-1954: Restoration of church;
    1972: Parsonage transferred to 10 The Grove.
Creator: Parish of St Michael, Highgate | Church of England
Copyright: Depositor
Source of Acquisition:
  • Records deposited in July 1987, June 1995 and 2013
  • ACC/3518
  • B13/012
  • ACC/2484
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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