King's Lynn Borough, Court of Pie Powder; 1537-1977; King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Corporate body

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King's Lynn Borough, Court of Pie Powder; 1537-1977; King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Dates of existence

1537-1977

History

A court for dispensing summary justice among itinerant traders during the mart, granted to the borough in Henry VIII's 1537 charter. By 1835, it was still being nominally held once a year, in February, when the great mart or fair was proclaimed. The Administration of Justice Act (1977) provided that Courts of Pie Powder throughout the country would cease to have jurisdiction to hear and determine legal proceedings.

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King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Henry VIII's 1537 charter

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Authority record identifier

GB/153/NM/9485

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Catalogued

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Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created on: 03/10/2018 by Drv06

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Sources

'Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the Municipal Corporations in England and Wales: Appendix 4' (1835)

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