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Church records
Early in the millennium the London Metropolitan Archives carried out an inventory of all the church registers and important documents and now store a variety of these. To find out about these records read the article Church records.

A graveChurchyard records
The original plan of the churchyard was drawn up in the 1960s when there were appointed Guardians of the Churchyard. In 1988 a Working Party set out in earnest to try and correlate the information in the five Burial Registers with the actual graves and give each grave a number. This task was taken up again in 1998 when computerised plans of the churchyard were produced and an alphabetical list of the people recorded in the Burial Register prepared. There are about 1000 graves identifiable in the churchyard commemorating the lives of over 4000 people. A booklet 'Churchyard Records 1864 - 2000' was completed in February 2001 containing complete listings of all burials and interments since the foundation of the church. A copy of the booklet was placed in the church office.

In the early millennium these records were put into an online searchable database on the church website. See the page Churchyard records - search by surname or year.  The database could be consulted by relatives and friends of the deceased who wished to find details of the burial, and if listed, the location of the grave itself. It might also be useful for those interested in the history of the churchyard and the Hampton Hill area, and possibly for other research. 

To find out how to use the database look at the page Churchyard records where you will find plans and explanations.