Serjeants' Inn

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London Parishes
Serjeants Inn
Serjeants' Inn
Type Extra-parochial
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred London, Without the Walls
County London
Poor Law Union West London
Registration District West London
Records begin
Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes
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Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
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Location of Archive
London Record Office

Parish History

"Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street, is about 50 houses on the right-hand side of the street, going from Temple Bar.  It was formerly an inn of court, but is now private property.  It consists of a small quadrangle of handsome dwelling houses, principally occupied by barristers and solicitors.  On the eastern side is the handsome edifice belonging to the chemical Society..."[1]

Serjeants Inn, is a parish level unit. It was an extra parochial area until 1858, it was in 1858 that it became a civil parish.[2]


Civil Registration

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Church records

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Census records

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Middlesex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Poor Law Unions

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Serjeants's Inn in Inns of Court on GENUKI


  1. 1. James Elmes, M.R. I. A., Architect. In “A Topographical Dictionary of London and its Envirions,” (London: Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot, 1831). Adapted.
  2. Young, F., Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, (1979) Adapted. Date accessed: 8 November 2013.