Islington Local History Centre

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Finsbury Library
245 St John St


020 7527 7988



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Open: Monday 9.30-1, 2-8 (closes at 6 alternate Mondays), Tuesday 9.30-1, 2-5; Thursday 9.30-1, 2-8, Friday-Saturday 9.30-1, 2-5 by appointment only

Closed: Wednesdays, Sundays, 1 week in January for stocktaking

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Islington Local History Centre will be closed from Monday, 3 August - Saturday, 15 August 2015 and on Monday, 25 August 2015 for the preparation and packing of a large quantity of items in their collection, which is being placed into medium-term, external storage due to building work taking place at Finsbury Library

  • Their telephone enquiry and email service will also be suspended during the closure period
  • It is anticipated that material going into storage will be unavailable for a period of up to 12 months. Appointments to visit the Centre will be available from week commencing 17 August 2015 for remaining material, except for Monday, 24 August 2015
  • They also anticipate another closure period towards the end of September/early October for further building work, dates are to be confirmed
  • Islington Museum is open as usual
  • ARCHON code: 1032

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    Collections information

    Organisations (21)

    Families (3)

    • Compton, family, Marquesses of Northampton Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire;Moulsoe, Buckinghamshire;Callington, Cornwall;Callyland, Cornwall;Buckland Filleigh, Devon;Cotleigh, Devon;Manaton, Devon;Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire;Hurstbourne, Hampshire;Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire;Hilton, Huntingdonshire;Erith, Kent;Great Dalby, Leicestershire;Canonbury, Middlesex;Clerkenwell, Middlesex;Ecton, Northamptonshire;Great Doddington, Northamptonshire;Long Sutton, Somerset;Pitney, Somerset;Wearne, Somerset;Chelsham, Surrey;Tandridge, Surrey;Compton Place, Sussex;Eastbourne, Sussex;Wilmington, Sussex;Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire;Whatcote, Warwickshire;Torloisk, Argyllshire;Kirkness, Kinross-shire;Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty;Lochluichart, Ross and Cromarty
    • Penton family of Pentonville Pentonville, Middlesex
    • Townshend, family, Marquesses Townshend Calverton, Buckinghamshire;Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire;Ely, Cambridgeshire;Fordham, Cambridgeshire;Soham, Cambridgeshire;Ashbourne, Derbyshire;Walton-upon-Trent, Derbyshire;East Donyland, Essex;Great Bentley, Essex;Wivenhoe, Essex;Kempsford, Gloucestershire;Amwell, Hertfordshire;Balls Park, Hertfordshire;Bengeo, Hertfordshire;Gorhambury, Hertfordshire;Wigston Magna, Leicestershire;London;Canonbury, Middlesex;Clerkenwell, Middlesex;Binham, Norfolk;Coxford, Norfolk;East Raynham, Norfolk;Great Yarmouth, Norfolk;Helhoughton, Norfolk;Horsham St Faith, Norfolk;Langham, Norfolk;Morston, Norfolk;Oxwich with Pattesley, Norfolk;Raynham Hall, Norfolk;Stiffkey, Norfolk;Weasenham, Norfolk;Wellingham, Norfolk;West Rudham, Norfolk;Elkington, Northamptonshire;Tamworth, Staffordshire;Tettenhall, Staffordshire;Akenham, Suffolk;Great Thurlow, Suffolk;Kentford, Suffolk;Rendlesham, Suffolk;Flecknoe, Warwickshire;Lea Marston, Warwickshire;Wellesbourne, Warwickshire;Hannington, Wiltshire;Inglesham, Wiltshire;Ramsbury, Wiltshire;Risby, Yorkshire

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (3)

    • NRA 36071 Islington Central Reference Library: misc accessions
    • NRA 36252 Penton family of Pentonville, Middlesex, and Chalfont Park, Bucks: family and estate papers
    • NRA 36081 Royal Agricultural Hall Co Ltd, Islington


    These are selected lists of new or additional collections that were aquired by this archive during a specific year. If a date is not displayed there are no accessions for that year.