Supreme Court of Judicature, Crown Court at Oxford, 1971-
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
The Court Service , from 1999
Selection and destruction information:
Pieces 10-16 and 18-20 were deselected and destroyed by Ministry of Justice in 2007, in accordance with Operational Selection Policy 40, prior to transfer to The National Archives.
Series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:
The Crown Court was established by Section 4 of the Courts Act 1971 and came into being on 1 January 1972, replacing the Courts of Assize and Quarter Sessions and a number of other criminal courts. Before the inception of the Crown Court in 1971 arrangements were made for records from the Quarter Sessions to be transferred to local record offices, and for those from the Assizes to be transferred to The National Archives.
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