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MANSION HOUSE JUSTICE ROOM, CITY OF LONDON

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/286
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: MANSION HOUSE JUSTICE ROOM, CITY OF LONDON
Date(s): 1686-1705; 1728-1733
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 5 production units.
Name of creator(s): Mansion House Justice Room | Corporation of London

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Mansion House has been the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London since 1753. It includes the Justice Room where the Mayor held a Magistrates' Court. To this end, incorporated into the fabric of the building are 11 holding cells, including 'the birdcage' for female prisoners.

The final sitting of the Mansion House Justice Room took place on 25 July 1991. It was then amalgamated with the Guildhall Justice Room to form the City of London Magistrates' court, with new premises at 1 Queen Victoria Street, EC4, opened by the Lord Chancellor on 13 Nov 1991.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Mansion House Justice Room, comprising charge books.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

5 volumes arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See CLA/005 for the main records of the Mansion House Justice Room.


Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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.

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