All records are closed for 75 years from date of last entry.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited: 24 March 1994
Selection and destruction information:
Before deposit at the Record Office the records were weeded by staff at the Crown Court following Departmental guidelines. Whilst all surviving records before 1850 were retained, thereafter only a sample of records was preserved.
Administration of justice
Administrative / biographical background:
The County Court was first established under the County Court Act 1846, as a civil court with jurisdiction over recovery of debts and civil actions up to certain financial limits, including bankruptcy.