HERSHAM, ST PETER'S: PARISH RECORDS (INCLUDING OF THE FORMER HOLY TRINITY CHAPEL OF EASE)
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- Ref No: 2843
- Repository: Surrey History Centre, Woking
- Date: 1837-1981
- Format: Archives
- Description: Surviving papers include plans of the architect of Holy Trinity Chapel, Thomas Bellamy, estimates and building accounts (2843/4). Papers relating to the building, consecration and subsequent decoration and repair of the Church are included in this deposit (2843/5), as are Preachers' Books, 1842-1861, registers, churchwardens' accounts and other financial papers, records of the Vestry and Parochial Church Council, and records of church property.
- Admin History: Holy Trinity Chapel, Hersham, a Chapel of Ease to the parish of Walton on Thames, built to meet the increased needs of the population of the village, was dedicated in 1839. The London Gazette records the creation of the District Chapelry of Hersham in 1851 (2843/4/49). The need for a new Church was recognized in the early 1880s. A Scheme, sanctioned by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners on 7 Apr 1881, transferred the advowson, then vested in the Vicar of Walton, to Francis Thomas Bircham of Burhill. Bircham undertook to transfer it to the Bishop of Winchester provided the Church was rebuilt or extended within ten years: which was, according to a letter, his dearest wish (2843/4/51-54). A new Church, designed by F L Pearson and built on a site adjoining Holy Trinity was consecrated on 17 May 1887, and a faculty to demolish Holy Trinity obtained in the same year.
- Level: Collection
- Access Status: Open. There are no access restrictions.
- Provenance: Deposited by the Vicar and Parochial Church Council in March 1983. -/13/106 was presented by Mr Cliff Webb of Pyrford in September 2009.
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