Reference code(s): CLA/005
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: GUILDHALL JUSTICE ROOM, CITY OF LONDON
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 49.5 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Corporation of London
A Magistrates' Court was held in the Guildhall Justice Room.
The Justice Room and offices were over built by William Rolfe for £2,900. The contract was awarded in 1795, the rooms completed and furnished by 1798. 5 Church Passage was appropriated to the Justice Room in 1858.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of court proceedings, including minute books, 1752-1796; court registers, 1825-1986; charge books, 1850-1880; summaries, 1853-1880; special sessions books, 1858-1936; registers of licences, 1873-1963 and 1873-1982; gaolers registers, 1895-1947; registers for juvenile court, 1920-1950; register of adoptions, 1927-1949 and notes of evidence, 1900-1975; together with administrative records and some miscellaneous historical material, including register of clubs, 1903-1938; Committee of Justices minute book, 1860-1908; report regarding the principal duties of the clerk to the Justices at Guildhall, 1849 and sample sheets of fee stamps.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
In sections according to the catalogue.
Conditions governing access:
These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright: City of London
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Corporation of London Records Office.
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
For Corporation of London records relating to courts see: CLA/004: Mansion House Justice Room, CLA/005: Guildhall Justice Room, CLA/023 Court of Husting, City of London, CLA/024: Mayor's Court, City of London, CLA/025: Sheriff's Court, City of London, CLA/026: City of London Court, CLA/027: Mayor's and City of London Court, CLA/038: Court of Requests, City of London, CLA/039: Courts of Judicature, City of London, CLA/040: Courts of Law, CLA/041: City of London Coroners Court, CLA/042: Southwark Crown Court, COL/CA/MGA: Court of Aldermen Magistracy Committee, COL/CC/AJC: Court of Common Council Administration of Justice Committee, COL/CC/CRC: Court of Common Council Court of Requests Committee, COL/CC/CRE: Court of Common Council Central Criminal Court (Extension) Committee, COL/CC/CRN: Court of Common Council Central Criminal Court Newson Smith Committee, COL/CC/LPC: Court of Common Council Law, [Parliamentary] and City Courts Committee, COL/CC/SDC: Court of Common Council Secondaries and Sheriffs' Courts Committee, COL/CHD/IC: Chamberlain's Department: Institutions and Courts and COL/PL for plans of courts.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: February 2009