The original parish church was demolished under the authority of an Act of Parliament in 1774 and the new Holy Trinity parish church was opened in 1776 on the edge of Clapham Common. The old church was demolished and a new chapel - St Paul - was built adjacent to the site. At first a daughter church to Holy Trinity it became a ecclesiastical parishan ecclesiastical parish is an administrative area within the Church of England or Roman Catholic church. It is distinct from the civil parish, a local government unit in England
The graveyard around St. Paul's was surveyed by Alfred Bax ca 1879. The Inscriptions have been transcribed and added to the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index, There are 3,330 names from this churchyard in the Surrey MI Index. The graveyard served both the former Holy Trinity Church and the new St. Paul's church.
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A number of new parishes were created from the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Clapham Holy Trinity
Dates taken from: Youngs, Frederic A. Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England: Volume 1 Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society, 1979.
except ** which is from http://southwark.anglican.org/downloads/lostchurches/CLA07.pdf
WSFHS CD15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for:
WSFHS CD18(Metropolitan Surrey Burials Index) has burial records for:
WSFHS CD24(A 2nd Collection of Surrey Baptisms (not in The IGI) - October 2011) has burial records for
WSFHS CD29(A 2nd Collection of Metropolitan Surrey Burials Index) has burial records for Holy Trinity from 1808-1847. For a full list of parishes covered see our sales page for more information (opens in a new page).
WSFHS CD39(A 3rd Collection of Surrey baptisms mostly NOT in the IGI) has baptismal records for:
Clapham is in the London Borough of Lambeth.
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