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Battersea, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Joseph



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The church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Joseph is a Roman Catholic church built ca. 1869. There is no graveyard.

Historical notes on English Catholic missions, Kelly, Bernard W. (Rev), 1907:
The mission was founded in 1868 by the late Canon Drinkwater. A small church — now the Lady Chapel— was opened November 22, 1869 ; the rest of the building (Gothic) in 1875. The high altar, said to be one of the finest in London, was presented by the late Sir John Stuart Knill, Bart. Schools were erected 1871, and enlarged subsequently at a cost of £1,300. The interior of the church was redecorated 1904. A notable feature of the church is the handsome pulpit, put up some twenty years ago in memory of the founder of the mission.

Kelly refers to the mission as "East Battersea"
The baptismal registers from 1869 are kept at the church, see https://www.ourladyschurch.org.uk/researching-family-history.

We know of only three Roman Catholic cemeteries in the London area, St. Mary's in Kensal Green, St. Patrick's in Leytonstone, and St. Mary Magdalene in Mortlake. Many local cemeteries may have Roman Catholic sections see https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/cemeteries-in-the-borough/

Some very old burials may have taken place in the churchyard of the (Church of England) Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Battersea St. Mary. The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index has around 500 names for the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Battersea St. Mary.

The church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Joseph is located in the Anglican 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 of Battersea Fields, All Saints which was itself formerly part of the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Battersea St. Mary.
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WSFHS CD24(A 2nd Collection of Surrey Baptisms not in The IGI) has baptismal records for:
WSFHS CD29(A 2nd Collection of Metropolitan Surrey Burials) has burial records for

WSFHS CD39. (A 3rd Collection of Surrrey Baptisms) has christening records for:
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Battersea is a district in the London Borough of Wandsworth


Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A., jr.. Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.




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