fonds PR/ST/BR - Parish records of Stamford Bridge

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Parish records of Stamford Bridge


  • 1843-1978 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.06 cubic metres

3 boxes

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Administrative history

Stamford Bridge was a chapelry within the parish of Catton until 1868, when the new parish was formed from parts of Catton and Gate Helmsley.

A new church was built there in the 1860s, to a design by George Fowler Jones, and consecrated on 28 January 1868. The building work was partly funded by Charles Darley of Burtonfield Hall.

In 1957 it became the parish church of what was now the parish of Stamford Bridge with Catton and Scoreby. A new parsonage house was built in 1956 and the churchyard was enlarged in 1936.

Today the parish of Stamford Bridge with Catton and Scoreby is part of the Stamford Bridge Group of parishes, together with Scrayingham and Low Catton.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1980.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1868-1978; register of marriages, 1868-1978; register of burials, 1868-1978; register of banns, 1869-1916, 1919-1978; register of services, 1905-1978; churchwardens’ records, including accounts, 1937-1964, fabric papers, 1891, 1951-1970, and churchyard papers, 1970-1974; records of incumbent, including parsonage house papers, 1956; overseers’ accounts, 1765-1810; records concerning parish rooms and societies, including fete and Gift Days, accounts and papers, 1937-1958, and programme for opening village hall, 1957; school records, including specifications for school, 1905, and lease of old school house, 1912; surveyors’ records, including accounts, 1857-1864, 1889-1891, and rates, 1889-1893; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1858-1895.


Further accruals are expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute. This includes all material received up to and including 1980.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, marriages and burials, 1868-1885, and banns, 1869-1900, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 786, 1763).

Related units of description

The parish records of Catton with Stamford Bridge are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute.

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GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by S. A. Shearn, 02.03.16.




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