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Details of PS/WT
Reference: PS/WT
Description: COURT IN SESSION: Court minutes, 1916-1939; court papers, 1881,1927; court registers, 1880-1929 (incomplete), 1962-1965; informations and applications for summons, bastardy, cases, 1882-1899.; REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT: map, c.1910-1930; register of cinematograph licenses, 1914-1955; registers of premises licensed to keep explosives, 1900-1967. Registers of alehouse licences, 1892-1903; licensing; ADMINISTRATION: Fines and fees, 1881-1898; clerk's correspondence, n.d.[1927]..
Date: 1880-1967
Held by: Berkshire Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Wantage Petty Sessional Division

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in: April 1961 (no acc. number); March 1968 (acc.1393(pt)); July 1975


off. acc.75/717(pt)); February 1994 (acc. 5383).


Provenance unknown: 1A/1


Unaccessioned: 1A/2; 2/3; 14A/1; 19/1; 20/1


Acc 1393 (pt): 1/1,2; 2/1,2; 5/1; 14/1,2; 24/1,2; 25/1


Off. acc. 75/717(pt): 20/2


Acc. 5383: 2/4.

  • Wantage, Berkshire
  • Administration of justice
Administrative / biographical background:

Note on the boundaries of the division


In 1855, Wantage petty sessional division comprised the following parishes and places:


In 1946, when the Ilsley petty sessional division was abolished, the parishes of Chilton and Farnborough were transferred to Wantage division, along with the parishes of Chaddleworth and Fawley in the Newbury County Division.


On 1 April 1974, the division became Wantage petty sessional division in the new administrative county of Oxfordshire, except for the parishes of Chaddleworth, Farnborough and Fawley, which were transferred to the new Newbury petty sessional division in the new county of Berkshire.

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