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Name of Library: Waltham Forest Archives and Local Studies Library

Address: Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, London E17 9NH

Town: London

Telephone: 020 8496 4381




Alternative names

London Borough of Waltham Forest


David Pracy

Job Title

Local Studies Librarian

Purpose and main user community of the library

Local history research

Terms of access

By appointment

Opening hours

Thursday-Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
By appointment only.

Disabled access

Steep flight of stairs


ILL not usual

No personal lending



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



Collection of local historic Ordnance Survey maps

Volumes added per year



History of religious organisations within the London Borough of Waltham Forest

Special Collections


(Contact Jo Parker 020 8509 1917) Archives relating to the area covered by the London

Borough of Waltham Forest (comprising the former boroughs of Chingford, Leyton and

Walthamstow) for the following categories: Church of England parishes and deaneries,

Methodist (2 circuits and 11 churches), Congregational and United Reformed (6 churches),

Baptist (4 churches), Christian Scientist (1 church), Judaism (1 synagogue), references to

preaching by nonconformist ministers in the London area included in the memoirs of Joel

Research resource

History of local religious organisations

Catalogue Type

Closed card catalogue. New accessions on Dynix online catalogue

URL of catalogue

Other facilities

Photocopying by order (no public access copier available)

Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff 1

Voluntary Staff

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