Central Criminal Court: Indictments

Central Criminal Court: Indictments

Indictments at the Central Criminal Court which commence criminal proceedings and set out the nature and date of the offence. They are generally endorsed with the plea of the accused and the jury's verdict. The series also includes subsidiary documents, such as commissions of judges, coroner's inquisitions, gaol deliveries, recognizances, warrants to appear and jury summonses.


The indictments are arranged chronologically, and those between February 1835 and August 1858 are separated into categories for felony and misdemeanour. From September 1858 the two categories are filed together.

Related Material:
Indictments from 1972 onwards are in J 268
Separated Material:
Indictments for December 1834 are missing.
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
2064 files and rolls
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Unpublished finding aids:
Calendars are in CRIM 5

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