London Metropolitan Archives - Item Details


Date of Creation:

1660 - 1950

Reference Code:


Scope and Content:
  • Records of Saint Pancras parish church (Saint Pancras New Church), Euston Road, including registers of baptisms, marriages and burials; church services registers; and records relating to the civil functions of the parish including papers relating to the workhouse; settlement examinations; orders of removal from the parish; and apprenticeship indentures.

    C 1660-1936 M 1660-1950 B 1689-1920
Extent: 18.71 linear metres
Classification: PARISHES
Site Location: London Metropolitan Archives
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Administrative History:
  • Saint Pancras was a parish before the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is said to occupy the site of a Roman Camp, the old church was erected around 1180. It was enlarged and almost rebuilt in 1848 and again restored in 1888. The burial ground has been a place of Christian burial for over 700 years, being at times favoured by Roman Catholics and in particular French exiles, a factor said to be attributable to the church's dedication to the Roman martyr Pancratius.

    In 1822 a new parish church was completed in Euston Road, reducing the Old Church to the status of a parish chapel. In 1863 the latter regained its status as the principal church of a new parish. The two parishes are referred to separately as Saint Pancras, Pancras Road (ie the Old Church, but a new parish) and Saint Pancras, Euston Road (ie the new church completed in 1822, but the old parish). Records dated 1660-1822 therefore relate to Saint Pancras Old Church when it was the main parish church of the ancient parish of Saint Pancras. Records of Saint Pancras Old Church dated 1863 onwards refer to the new, smaller and separate parish assigned to this church after that date. See also P90/PAN1.
Creator: Parish of St Pancras, Euston Road | Church of England x St Pancras New Church
Copyright: Depositor
Source of Acquisition:
  • The records were deposited by the incumbent in 1961 and 1989.
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.
Finding Aid Note: Please see LONDON GENERATIONS sequence for lists
Publication Notes:

A history of the church and parish can be found in the collection of St Pancras Old Church reference P90/PAN2/094.