Catalogue description Central Criminal Court: Depositions

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Details of CRIM 1
Reference: CRIM 1
Title: Central Criminal Court: Depositions

Statements on oath used in evidence in trials at the Old Bailey and pardons if granted.

Note: The naming of a defendant within this catalogue does not imply guilt.
Date: 1835-1992

CRIM 1/482-485, covering certain trials heard in 1945 and 1946, were transferred out of sequence.

Related material:

Information on the outcome of trials before 1950 (court books and calendars) is available (some closed until dates going up to 2025) in:



Separated material:

Pardons, if granted, not found with the depositions or in CRIM 1/582-585 and CRIM 1/2116 may be assumed not to have survived.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 5694 bundles and files
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Selection and destruction information: This series consists of depositions in cases tried at the Central Criminal Court. Cases involving murder, sedition, treason, riot, conspiracy to affect political change as well as other trials of historic interest are preserved permanently. The remainder of the series consists of a 2% random sample of other depositions.
Accruals: Series is accruing

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