Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/303
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 volume in envelope.
Name of creator(s): Court of King's Bench x Court of Queen's Bench
The Court of King's Bench (or Queen's Bench, depending on the monarch) was founded circa 1200 to hear common pleas, although it came to specialise in pleas of special interest and concern to the king, such as those which involved his own property interests, or breach of his peace, or an error of judgment by another royal court. By 1675 the King's Bench was the highest court of common law in England and Wales, with jurisdiction over both civil and criminal actions. Civil business was conducted on the 'Plea Side' and criminal business on the 'Crown Side'. It was absorbed into the High Court in 1875 (source of information: The National Archives Research Guides Legal Records Information 34 and Legal Records Information 36).
Scope and content/abstract:
Minutes of proceedings at the Court of Queen's Bench, Crown side, 1871, in a case relating between the City of London (appellants) and the churchwardens of St Sepulchre (respondents), regarding the extension of the new metropolitan meat and poultry market in Smithfield.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
For other records of the Queen's Bench see ACC/2186 and ACC/0756. Main records are held at The National Archives, reference KB.
For Smithfield Market, see CLA/016.
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: August to October 2010.