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Welcome to Alcester Court Leet


News and Headlines

    2015 - 2016

  • The High Bailiff's Dinner
    Friday 20th November at 7pm in Alcester Town Hall
    Tickets for this event are available from Tim Forman (High Bailiff) - 01789 763828.

    Previous Years

  • Annual Court Leet Elections
    Thursday 8th October, 7:30pm in Alcester Town Hall. All residents of the Manor of Alcester are invited. See here...
  • Alcester Mop Fair Official Opening - Tuesday 6th October at 4pm.
  • High Bailiff's Concert, Saturday 19th September in St Nicholas Church, 7pm.
    Read more here
  • The Court Leet Family Fun day, Saturday September 5th from 1pm In the Scout and Guide Centre field.
    Something for all the family - traditional fete activities, children's rides, bouncy castle, real live lambs, barbecue, beer and soft drinks. Bring the children and enjoy a fun packed afternoon.
    Visit the Funday page
  • 2015 Hollywood Street Market lucky program number
    The Number is 87.
    If you are the holder of this lucky programme please contact the High Bailiff, Vaughan Blake on 07833 187 060 to claim your bottle of champagne.
  • Here are the quiz answers: 2015 Quiz Answers


    More Items of Interest

  • New - read the High Bailiff's Facebook Blog - click here (no login required)
  • Read the Altrincham "Charge" or description of Court Leet Officer duties as written hundreds of years ago.
  • Court Leet Past bailiffs from 1424
  • Court Leet vintage news archive


Oh yez, oh yez, oh yez, Our Next Event is...

Alcester Court Leet Dinner
Friday 20th November 7pm
Alcester Town Hall
Tickets are available from
Tim Forman (High Bailiff) - 01789 763828.



Crying in new High and Low Bailiffs 2013
Crying in the new High and Low Bailiffs October 2015

(front l-r) Low Bailiff - Ian Whitehead, Town Crier - David Parkes
and High Bailiff - Tim Forman



What does the Alcester Court Leet do today?

Ceremoniously dressed officers can be seen participating in, or re-enacting their ancient roles at events throughout the year, bringing to people today glimpses of Alcester’s colourful past.


The Court Leet originated in England in the Court Baron, a Court authorised by the King and presided over by the Baron or landowner. It mainly dealt with matters relating to the duties and services owed by the peasants or villeins (not Freemen) to the Lord of the Manor or Baron. Read more on the history page


Who are the members of the Alcester Court Leet?

The current Lord of the Manor is the Most Honourable Henry Jocelyn Seymour Marquess of Hertford.

Members of the Court Leet are all persons who have formally sworn the ancient Oath of Frankpledge.

New members automatically become Jurymen of the Court.

Court Leet Officers are elected annually from and by the Jurymen at a ceremony held each October in Alcester Town Hall.

Elected officers wear the traditional ceremonial robes of their office on all formal Court occasions.


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