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Welcome to Alcester Court Leet


News and Headlines

    2013 - 2014

  • Alcester Court Leet Mop Fair, Tuesday 7th October 4pm. Read the Proclamation here.
  • Alcester Court Leet Annual Court Thursday 9th October at 7:30 pm in Alcester Town Hall.
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  • Find the answers to the Street Market programme Quiz.
    Click here
  • Come to the Court Leet 1940s Night Supper, Dance and Cabaret on Friday 6th June 2014. It will be held in the Greig Sports Hall.
    Download the flyer and application form...

    Previous Years

  • Family Fun Day with Minnie and Mickey Mouse Alcester Scout and Guide Centre, Moorfield Road Saturday 7th September from 1pm. Read more
  • Court Leet Quiz and Fish & Chip Supper. Firday 12th July, Town Hall. Quizmaster was Stephen Godfrey. A great night enjoyed by one and all.
  • River clean by Gunnings Bridge 30th June. A benefit to the Alcester Community.
  • Discover the answers to the "Name the Famous George - ians" Quiz.
    Click here to open the answer sheet.
  • 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...


By Royal Charter

The Mop Fair in Alcester High Street

Tuesday 7th October

Grand opening by the High Bailiff at 4pm

and assizes at 7pm


Also on 9th October at 7:30pm

The Annual Court Leet in Alcester Town Hall

to elect the next High and Low Bailiffs

together with their Court Officers


Crying in new High and Low Bailiffs 2013
Crying in the (l-r) Low Bailiff - Vaughan Blake and High Bailiff - Steven Brown, October 2013


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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