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Records of Oldham Borough Quarter Sessions
Records of Oldham Borough Quarter Sessions
1939-1972
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Case files (1939-71) and calendars of prisoners (1940-72) presented to the courtRelated Material:Records of the lower court for Oldham can be found in A.OLDPlace:Oldham Metropolitan Borough/Greater Manchester/England
Title:
Records of Oldham Borough Quarter Sessions
Date of work:
1939-1972
Reference number:
GB124.A14
Level of description:
Fonds
Custodial history:
The court of Quarter Sessions was the meeting of the Justices of the Peace for the borough; it derived its name from the fact that it was held four times a year, at Epiphany, Easter, Midsummer and Michaelmas. The establishment of County Councils under the Local Government Act of 1888 established Quarter Sessions with purely judicial functions. Under the Courts Act of 1971 Quarter Sessions and Assizes were replaced by Crown Courts administered by central government.
Source:
Deposited before mid March 1978 (accession number 279)
Use restrictions:
Unrestricted
General notes:
Arrangement:Filed Chronologically.
Record types:
COLLECTION
Language:
English
Record number:
7182494
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