List of county courts in England and Wales

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The bilingual (Welsh and English) sign at Pontypridd County Court

The system of county courts in England and Wales' dates back to the County Courts Act 1846, which received Royal Assent on 28 August 1846 and was brought into force on 15 March 1847. England and Wales (with the exception of the City of London, which was outside the scope of the Act) were divided into 60 circuits, with a total of 491 county courts within these circuits.[1] The then Lord Chancellor, Lord Cottenham, wanted everyone to be within seven miles of a court, and the final scheme came close to that aim.[2] One county court judge was appointed to each circuit, assisted by one or more registrars with some limited judicial powers, and would travel between the courts in his area as necessary, sitting in each court at least once a month. Few permanent courts were needed initially, given the infrequency of court hearings, and temporary accommodation such as a town hall would often be used where there was no existing courthouse for use.[3] The judicial business of the county courts is now carried out by circuit judges (a term introduced by the Courts Act 1971) and district judges (as the post of registrar was renamed by section 74 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990).[4][5] As at 1 April 2010, there are 680 circuit judges and 448 district judges.[6]

Over time, whilst new courts have been opened in various locations, there has been an overall reduction in the number of locations where a county court is held. There are still 176 locations where a county court has been based without a break since 1847, as shown in the table. Some county courts share a building with the Crown Court for the area (as at Maidstone Combined Court Centre, for example); others share a building with the local Magistrates' Court. With the closure of Nelson County Court in 2010,[7] there are currently 216 county courts, including the specialist Patents County Court.[8] In June 2010, the Ministry of Justice announced plans to close 54 county courts and 103 magistrates' courts, in order to save £15m in annual running costs and £22m in necessary maintenance.[9] After consultation, it was decided to keep five of these county courts open: Barnsley, Bury, Llangefni, the Mayor's and City of London Court, and Skipton.[10]

The current statutory basis for the county courts is the County Courts Act 1984, with the Civil Courts Order 1983 specifying where county courts are located in England and Wales.[11] The court system is administered by Her Majesty's Courts Service, an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Justice. For administrative purposes, the courts are divided by HMCS into seven regions: London, South East England, South West England, the Midlands, North East England, North West England and Wales. The London region has the fewest county courts, with 18; the South East region has the most county courts, with 46. There are 22 county courts in Wales. The system of 60 circuits was abolished in 1970, and circuit judges and district judges can now sit in any of the courts for the region to which they have been allocated.[4][12]

All name changes before 1 August 1983 (the date when the Civil Courts Order 1983 came into force) reflect changes in the locations where the court sat. Before then, a county court with more than one location in its title would sit at each location named. The obligation for one court to sit in multiple locations was removed by the Civil Courts Order 1983. Instead, it was specified that a county court was to be held at each location named in the order and courts were to be named after that one location (save for a few exceptions where the name of a former court town was retained in the court's title, such as the Aldershot and Farnham County Court).[11]

County courts[edit]

Aldershot and Farnham County Court
Barnet Civil and Family Courts Centre, home of Barnet County Court
Bradford Law Courts, home of Bradford County Court and Bradford Crown Court
Caernarfon County Court
Canterbury Combined Court Centre, home of Canterbury County Court and Canterbury Crown Court
Cardiff Civil Justice Centre, home to Cardiff County Court
Hearings of Carmarthen Crown and County Courts take place in the Guildhall, Carmarthen.
Dartford County Court
Exeter Combined Court Centre, home of Exeter County Court and Exeter Crown Court
Great Grimsby Combined Court Centre, home of Great Grimsby County Court and Great Grimsby Crown Court
Halifax County Court
Kingston-upon-Hull Combined Court Centre, home of Kingston-on-Hull County Court and Kingston-upon-Hull Crown Court
Leicester County Court. The building is shared with Leicester Crown Court
Maidstone Combined Court Centre, home of Maidstone County Court and Maidstone Crown Court
Manchester Civil Justice Centre, which opened in October 2007, houses the Manchester County Court.
Medway County Court
Newcastle upon Tyne Law Courts, home of Newcastle upon Tyne County Court and Newcastle upon Tyne Crown Court
Newport (Isle of Wight) County Court – the Crown and Magistrates' Courts are to the right.
Nottingham County Court, which shares a building with Nottingham Crown Court
Oxford Combined Court Centre, home of Oxford County Court and Oxford Crown Court
Plymouth Crown and County Courts
Pontypridd County Court
Reading County Court
Reigate County Court – the building is shared with Redhill Magistrates' Court.
Romford County Court
Scarborough County Court is based in this office building.
Sheffield Combined Court Centre, home of Sheffield County Court and Sheffield Crown Court
Southampton Courts of Justice, home of Southampton County Court and Southampton Crown Court
Stafford Combined Court Centre, home of Stafford County Court and Stafford Crown Court
Teesside Combined Court Centre, Middlesbrough, home of Middlesbrough County Court and Teesside Crown Court
Torquay and Newton Abbot County Court
Wakefield Civil Justice Centre on Westgate, Wakefield. The new Wakefield County Court is housed within this building.
Watford County Court is on the third and fourth floor of this office building.
The Shire Hall, Worcester, home of Worcester County Court and Worcester Crown Court
Worthing Law Courts
red brick building with small car park in front.
Yeovil County Court
York County Court

Until 1 January 1937, when The County Court Districts (Name of Court) Order 1936 came into force,[13] the full title of each court was The County Court of (county) holden at (location/locations), using the historic county names for England and for Wales. Thereafter, each court was renamed as (location/s) County Court. For brevity, the latter form is used throughout in this table, and "County Court" is abbreviated to "CC".

Name of County Court Date of opening Court region Notes and references
Aberdare 31 May 1856 Wales Opened to serve an area formerly within the district of Merthyr Tydfil CC.[14] Renamed Aberdare and Mountain Ash CC on 3 August 1897.[15] Renamed Aberdare CC on 1 October 1953.[16] Shares a building with Aberdare Magistrates' Court. The closure of both courts was announced in December 2010.[10]
Aberystwyth 15 March 1847 Wales A proposal to develop a new combined Crown, County and Magistrates' Court building was announced in 2008.[17]
Accrington 31 December 1858 North West Opened as part of Haslingden and Accrington CC.[18] Renamed Accrington CC on 1 April 1920.[19]
Aldershot and Farnham (located in Aldershot) 28 February 1874 South West Aldershot CC was opened as part of Farnham and Aldershot CC.[20] Farnham and Aldershot were made separate court districts on 1 July 1952 and both courts were renamed accordingly.[21] Farnham CC was reconsolidated with Aldershot CC on 1 April 1968.[22]
Altrincham 15 March 1847 North West Shares a building with Trafford Magistrates' Court.
Ashford 15 March 1847 South East The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Aylesbury 15 March 1847 South East
Banbury 15 March 1847 South East
Barnet 15 March 1847 London Consolidated with St Albans CC as Barnet and St Albans CC on 1 October 1917.[23] Both were reconstituted as separate courts on 1 April 1922.[24] The court building also houses the magistrates' family court work for the area, the building being called Barnet Civil and Family Courts Centre.
Barnsley 15 March 1847 North East
Barnstaple 15 March 1847 South West The court is located in Barnstaple Civic Centre.
Barrow-in-Furness 30 June 1873 North West Opened as part of Barrow-in-Furness and Ulverston CC.[25] The obligation to sit in Ulverston was removed on 1 August 1983.[11] The court was renamed Barrow-in-Furness CC on 28 May 1986.[26] The court shares a building with Barrow-in-Furness Magistrates' Court.
Basildon 29 December 1995 South East Created by the relocation and renaming of Brentwood CC.[27] Shares a building with Basildon Crown Court.
Basingstoke 15 March 1847 South West
Bath 15 March 1847 South West
Bedford 15 March 1847 South East
Birkenhead 15 March 1847 North West
Birmingham 15 March 1847 Midlands Building known as Birmingham Civil Justice Centre since High Court civil cases are also heard here.
Bishop Auckland 15 March 1847 North East Consolidated on 15 June 1900 with Wolsingham CC as Bishop Auckland and Wolsingham CC.[28] Renamed Bishop Auckland CC on 1 January 1920.[29] Shares a building with Bishop Auckland Magistrates' Court. The closure of both courts was announced in December 2010.[10]
Blackburn 15 March 1847 North West Renamed Blackburn and Clitheroe CC on 3 July 1923.[30] Renamed Blackburn CC on 1 March 1944.[31]
Blackpool 30 September 1881 North West Replaced Poulton-le-Fylde CC.[32] Renamed Blackpool and Fleetwood CC on 2 January 1911.[33] Renamed Blackpool CC on 1 January 1920.[29]
Blackwood 24 January 1949 Wales Opened as part of Tredegar, Blackwood, Abertillery and Bargoed CC.[34] Renamed Blackwood, Tredegar and Abertillery CC on 1 April 1953 when Bargoed CC was made a separate court.[35] Renamed Blackwood CC on 1 July 1976.[36] The magistrates' family court work for the area is also based here, the building being called Blackwood Civil and Family Court.
Bodmin 15 March 1847 South West Also sat in Liskeard after Liskeard CC closed on 1 April 1982.[37] This continued until 5 December 1994.[38]
Bolton 15 March 1847 North West Shares a building with Bolton Crown Court.
Boston 15 March 1847 Midlands Shares a building with Boston Magistrates' Court.
Bournemouth 30 June 1875 South West Opened as part of Christchurch and Bournemouth CC.[39] Renamed Bournemouth CC on 31 January 1920.[40] Consolidated with Poole CC on 1 July 1920 as Bournemouth and Poole CC.[41] Both were reconstituted as separate court districts on 1 July 1932.[42] Shares a building with Bournemouth Crown Court.
Bow 15 March 1847 London
Bradford 15 March 1847 North East Shares a building with Bradford Crown Court.
Brecknock (located in Brecon) 15 March 1847 Wales Shares a building with Brecon Magistrates' Court.
Brentford 15 March 1847 London
Bridgend 15 March 1847 Wales Shares a building with Bridgend Magistrates' Court.
Brighton 15 March 1847 South East Renamed Brighton and Lewes CC on 1 October 1919 (Lewes having previously been part of Eastbourne and Lewes CC).[43] Renamed Brighton CC when Lewes CC was made a separate court on 1 July 1951.[44] The court adjoins Brighton Magistrates' Court.
Bristol 15 March 1847 South West Also sat in Thornbury and Wells for a time after Thornbury CC and Wells CC closed on 1 April 1982, the name remaining Bristol CC.[37]
Bromley 15 March 1847 London
Burnley 15 March 1847 North West Shares a building with Burnley Crown Court
Burton upon Trent 15 March 1847 Midlands The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Bury 15 March 1847 North West Shares a building with Bury Magistrates' Court.
Bury St Edmunds 15 March 1847 South East Also sat in Thetford for a time after Thetford CC closed on 1 January 1974, the name remaining Bury St Edmunds CC.[45]
Buxton 30 June 1871 Midlands Opened as part of Chapel-en-le-Frith and Buxton CC.[46] Renamed Chapel-en-le-Frith, Buxton and New Mills CC on 28 February 1880.[47] Renamed Buxton and New Mills CC on 1 November 1931.[48] Renamed Buxton CC on 1 October 1955.[49] Shares a building with Buxton Magistrates' Court.
Caernarvon 15 March 1847 Wales
Cambridge 15 March 1847 South East
Canterbury 15 March 1847 South East Shares a building with Canterbury Crown Court.
Cardiff 15 March 1847 Wales Consolidated with Barry CC on 26 September 1932 as Cardiff and Barry CC.[50] Renamed Cardiff CC when Barry was recreated as a separate court on 1 October 1959.[51] Building known as Cardiff Civil Justice Centre since High Court civil cases are also heard here.
Carlisle 15 March 1847 North West Consolidated with Wigton on 1 October 1966 as Carlisle and Wigton CC.[52] Renamed Carlisle CC on 1 October 1968.[53] Shares a building with Carlisle Crown Court.
Carmarthen 15 March 1847 Wales Renamed Carmarthen, Llandilo and Ammanford CC on 1 November 1918.[54] Renamed Carmarthen and Ammanford CC on 1 March 1944.[31] Renamed Carmarthen CC when Ammanford was made a separate court on 1 April 1953.[35] Court hearings are held at the Guildhall, as are hearings of Carmarthen Crown Court.
Central London County Court 24 August 1992 London Formed by the closure and relocation of Westminster CC and Bloomsbury CC.[55]
Chelmsford 15 March 1847 South East The building is shared with the magistrates' family court work for the area and is called Chelmsford County and Family Proceedings Court.
Cheltenham 15 March 1847 South West Shares a building with Cheltenham Magistrates' Court. The closure the county court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Chester 15 March 1847 North West Building known as Chester Civil Justice Centre since High Court civil cases are also heard here.
Chesterfield 15 March 1847 Midlands
Chichester 15 March 1847 South East Also sat in Petworth and Arundel for a time after these courts were consolidated with Chichester (on 1 October 1968 and 1 April 1969 respectively), the name remaining Chichester CC throughout.[53][56] Shares a building with Chichester Crown Court.
Chorley 15 March 1847 North West The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Clerkenwell and Shoreditch (located in Islington) 6 July 2006 London Created by the closure and merger of Clerkenwell CC and Shoreditch CC.[57] The Gee Street courthouse, as it is sometimes called, also handles some High Court Family Division cases.[58]
Colchester 15 March 1847 South East Renamed Colchester and Clacton CC on 1 January 1908.[59] Consolidated with Harwich CC on 1 January 1912 as Colchester, Clacton and Harwich CC.[60] Consolidated with Halstead CC on 1 April 1917 as Colchester, Clacton, Harwich and Halstead CC.[61] Renamed Colchester, Clacton and Halstead CC on 1 January 1927 when Harwich CC was made a separate court.[62] Renamed Colchester and Clacton CC on 2 October 1950.[63] Renamed Colchester CC on 5 April 1994.[64]
Consett 31 December 1881 North East Replaced Shotley Bridge CC.[65] The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Conwy and Colwyn (located in Colwyn Bay) 15 March 1847 Wales Conway CC was renamed Conway and Llandudno CC on 30 September 1878.[66] Renamed Conway, Llandudno and Colwyn Bay CC on 2 August 1910.[67] Renamed Colwyn Bay CC (located in Conwy) on 1 July 1976.[36] Replaced by Conwy and Colwyn CC (located in Colwyn Bay) on 1 October 1984.[68]
Coventry 15 March 1847 Midlands Shares a building with Coventry Crown Court
Crewe 31 December 1858 North West Opened as part of Nantwich and Crewe CC.[18] Renamed Nantwich, Crewe and Sandbach on 1 July 1933 when Sandbach ceased to be part of Congleton and Sandbach CC.[69] Renamed Nantwich and Crewe CC on 1 April 1939.[70] Renamed Crewe CC on 2 January 1961.[71]
Croydon 15 March 1847 London Shares a building with Croydon Crown Court.
Darlington 15 March 1847 North East
Dartford 15 March 1847 South East
Derby 15 March 1847 Midlands Renamed Derby and Long Eaton CC on 1 July 1898.[72] Renamed Derby CC on 1 October 1959.[73] Shares a building with Derby Crown Court.
Dewsbury 15 March 1847 North East This court closed in March 2012, the bulk of business transferring to Huddersfield and Leeds.[74]
Doncaster 15 March 1847 North East
Dudley 15 March 1847 Midlands
Durham 15 March 1847 North East
Eastbourne 28 February 1878 South East Opened as part of Eastbourne and Lewes CC.[75] Renamed Eastbourne CC on 1 October 1919 when Lewes became part of Brighton and Lewes CC.[43] Shares a building with Eastbourne Magistrates' Court.
Edmonton 15 March 1847 London Renamed Edmonton and Wood Green CC on 1 July 1898.[76] Renamed Edmonton CC on 1 July 1935.[77]
Epsom 15 March 1847 South East The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Evesham 15 March 1847 Midlands The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Exeter 15 March 1847 South West Also sat in Tiverton for a time after Tiverton CC closed on 1 April 1982, the name remaining Exeter CC.[37] Shares a building with Exeter Crown Court.
Gateshead 15 March 1847 North East
Gloucester 15 March 1847 South West The magistrates' family court work for the area is also based here, the building being called Gloucester Family and Civil Courts.
Grantham 15 March 1847 Midlands Shares a building with Grantham Magistrates' Court. The closure of the county court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Great Grimsby 15 March 1847 North East Shares a building with Great Grimsby Crown Court.
Guildford 15 March 1847 South East Consolidated with Godalming CC as Guildford and Godalming CC on 17 January 1871.[78] Renamed Guildford CC on 1 January 1925.[79] Shares a building with Guildford Magistrates' Court.
Halifax 15 March 1847 North East
Harlow 2 January 1961 South East Opened to serve an area formerly included within the districts of Bishop's Stortford, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Edmonton, Hertford and Ilford County Courts.[80] The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Harrogate 1 February 1913 North East Replaced Knaresborough CC.[81]
Hartlepool 15 March 1847 North East Shares a building with Hartlepool Magistrates' Court.
Hastings 15 March 1847 South East Shares a building with Hastings Magistrates' Court.
Haverfordwest 15 March 1847 Wales Renamed Haverfordwest and Fishguard CC on 31 December 1848.[82] Renamed Haverfordwest CC on 25 October 1856.[83] Consolidated as part of Pembroke Dock, Narberth and Haverfordwest CC on 1 July 1919.[84] Renamed Haverfordwest, Pembroke Dock and Narberth CC on 1 January 1936.[85] Renamed Haverfordwest CC on 1 January 1957.[86] Shares a building with Haverfordwest Magistrates' Court.
Haywards Heath 31 January 1890 South East Replaced Cuckfield CC.[87] The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Hereford 15 March 1847 Midlands
Hertford 15 March 1847 South East
High Wycombe 15 March 1847 South East Shares a building with High Wycombe Magistrates' Court.
Hitchin 15 March 1847 South East The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Horsham 15 March 1847 South East Shares a building with Horsham Magistrates' Court.
Huddersfield 15 March 1847 North East
Huntingdon 15 March 1847 South East Shares a building with Huntingdon Crown Court and Huntingdon Magistrates' Court. The closure of the county court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Ilford 1 August 1903 London Opened as part of Romford and Ilford CC.[88] Renamed Ilford CC on 1 September 1934.[89] The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Ipswich 15 March 1847 South East
Keighley 15 March 1847 North East This court closed in March 2012, the bulk of its work transferring to Skipton or Bradford.[10][90]
Kendal 15 March 1847 North West Shares a building with Kendal Magistrates' Court.
Kettering 15 March 1847 Midlands
Kidderminster 15 March 1847 Midlands The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
King's Lynn 15 March 1847 South East Also sat in Fakenham and in Swaffham for a time after these courts were consolidated with King's Lynn CC on 1 April 1969, the name remaining King's Lynn CC throughout.[56]
Kingston-upon-Hull 15 March 1847 North East Renamed Kingston-upon-Hull and Patrington CC on 30 June 1920.[91] Renamed Kingston-upon-Hull CC on 1 July 1925.[92] Shares a building with Kingston-upon-Hull Crown Court.
Kingston-upon-Thames 15 March 1847 London
Lambeth 15 March 1847 London
Lancaster 15 March 1847 North West
Leeds 15 March 1847 North East Shares a building with Leeds Crown Court.
Leicester 15 March 1847 Midlands Shares a building with Leicester Crown Court.
Leigh 15 March 1847 North West
Lewes 15 March 1847 South East Renamed Eastbourne and Lewes CC on 28 February 1878.[75] Eastbourne CC was made a separate court on 1 October 1919 and Lewes became part of Brighton and Lewes CC.[43] Lewes CC became a separate court again on 1 July 1951.[44] Shares a building with Lewes Crown Court.
Lincoln 15 March 1847 Midlands Consolidated on 1 November 1917 as part of Horncastle and Lincoln CC.[93] Renamed Lincoln and Horncastle CC on 1 January 1920.[29] Renamed Lincoln CC on 1 October 1968.[53]
Liverpool 15 March 1847 North West The building is called Liverpool Civil and Family Court and opened on 2 May 2006.[94]
Llanelli 15 March 1847 Wales
Llangefni 15 March 1847 Wales Renamed Holyhead and Llangefni CC on 31 December 1858.[18] Renamed Holyhead, Llangefni and Menai Bridge CC on 30 September 1883.[95] Renamed Llangefni, Holyhead and Menai Bridge CC on 1 January 1936.[85] Renamed Llangefni and Holyhead CC on 1 April 1969.[56] Renamed Llangefni CC on 1 July 1976.[36]
Lowestoft 15 March 1847 South East Shares a building with Lowestoft Magistrates' Court. The closure of the county court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Ludlow 15 March 1847 Midlands Shared a building with Ludlow Magistrates' Court. The closure of both courts was announced in December 2010.[10] The closure took place in 2011.[96]
Luton 15 March 1847 South East
Macclesfield 15 March 1847 North West
Maidstone 15 March 1847 South East Shares a building with Maidstone Magistrates' Court.
Manchester 15 March 1847 North West Now located in the Manchester Civil Justice Centre, which opened on 24 October 2007[97]
Mansfield 15 March 1847 Midlands
Mayor's and City of London Court 1 January 1972 London Successor to courts pre-dating the 1846 Act. The City of London courts were left untouched by the 1846 Act (although later legislation applied the rules prevailing in the county courts to them).[98] The old Mayor's and City of London Court was abolished by section 42 of the Courts Act 1971, the City of London was made a county court district and the new county court for the City of London was given the name of its predecessor.[4] It remains the only county court not to contain "county" in its title.[11]
Medway (located in Chatham) 3 May 1976 South East Created by the relocation and renaming of Rochester CC.[99]
Melton Mowbray 15 March 1847 Midlands Shares a building with Melton Mowbray Magistrates' Court. The closure of both courts was announced in December 2010.[10]
Merthyr Tydfil 15 March 1847 Wales Shares a building with Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court and Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates' Court.
Middlesbrough 15 March 1847 North East Shares a building with Teesside Crown Court.
Milton Keynes 28 May 1986 South East Created by the relocation and renaming of Bletchley and Leighton Buzzard CC.[26]
Mold 15 March 1847 Wales Shares a building with Mold Crown Court.
Morpeth and Berwick (located in Morpeth) 15 March 1847 North East Morpeth CC was renamed Morpeth and Blyth CC on 1 July 1898.[72] Renamed Morpeth CC when Blyth became a separate court on 1 July 1958.[100] Renamed Morpeth and Berwick CC on 15 December 1997 when Berwick CC was closed.[101] Whilst based in Morpeth, the court also regularly sits in Berwick and Alnwick.[102]
Neath and Port Talbot (located in Neath) 15 March 1847 Wales Neath CC was renamed Neath and Aberavon CC on 1 July 1899.[103] Renamed Neath and Port Talbot CC on 1 July 1922.[104]
Nelson 1 July 1899 North West Created as part of Colne and Nelson CC.[103] Renamed Nelson CC on 1 November 1948.[105] A proposal to close Nelson CC was issued for consultation by the Ministry of Justice on 28 July 2008.[106]
Newark 15 March 1847 Midlands Shares a building with Newark and Southwell Magistrates' Court. The closure of both courts was announced in December 2010.[10]
Newbury 15 March 1847 South East Shares a building with Newbury West Berkshire Magistrates' Court. The closure of the county court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Newcastle upon Tyne 15 March 1847 North East Shares a building with Newcastle upon Tyne Crown Court.
Newport (Gwent) 15 March 1847 Wales Renamed from Newport (Mon.) CC on 27 March 1975[107]
Newport (Isle of Wight) 15 March 1847 South West Renamed Newport and Ryde CC on 1 April 1863.[108] Renamed Newport (Isle of Wight) CC on 1 October 1968.[53] Shares a building with Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court and Newport (Isle of Wight) Crown Court.
North Shields 15 March 1847 North East
Northampton 15 March 1847 Midlands Renamed Northampton and Towcester CC on 1 January 1918.[109] Renamed Northampton CC on 1 January 1929.[110] Shares a building with Northampton Crown Court.
Northwich 15 March 1847 North West Shares a building with Northwich Magistrates' Court. The closure of both courts was announced in December 2010.[10]
Norwich 15 March 1847 South East Also sat in Cromer and in Diss for a time after these courts were consolidated with Norwich CC on 1 October 1968 and 1 April 1969 respectively, the name remaining Norwich CC throughout.[53][56] Shares a building with Norwich Crown Court.
Nottingham 15 March 1847 Midlands Also sat in Bingham for a time after Bingham CC was consolidated with Nottingham CC on 31 July 1910, the name remaining Nottingham CC.[111] Shares a building with Nottingham Crown Court.
Nuneaton 15 March 1847 Midlands Part of the Warwickshire Justice Centre
Oldham 15 March 1847 North West
Oswestry 15 March 1847 Midlands Consolidated with Llanfyllin CC as Oswestry and Llanfyllin CC on 1 December 1949.[112] Renamed Oswestry CC on 1 October 1958.[51] Shared a building with Oswestry Magistrates' Court. The closure of both courts was announced in December 2010.[10] The closure took place in 2011.[96]
Oxford 15 March 1847 South East Consolidated with Bicester CC as Oxford and Bicester CC on 7 August 1905.[113] Consolidated with Woodstock CC as Oxford, Bicester and Woodstock CC on 1 January 1916.[114] Renamed Oxford CC on 1 May 1918.[115] Shares a building with Oxford Crown Court.
Patents County Court 3 September 1990 The court was initially based at Edmonton CC.[116] It moved to Central London County Court on 11 July 1994.[117] Unlike the other county courts, the Patents County Court has a specialist jurisdiction and a non-geographical location: although the bulk of the work is carried out in London, the judge assigned to the court can sit elsewhere in England and Wales as necessary.[118]
Penrith 15 March 1847 North West Consolidated as part of Penrith and Appleby CC on 1 October 1966.[52] Renamed Penrith CC on 1 April 1969.[56] Shares a building with Penrith Magistrates' Court. The closure of both courts was announced in December 2010.[10]
Penzance 15 March 1847 South West Also sat in Helston for a time after Helston CC closed on 1 July 1970, the name remaining Penzance CC.[119] The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Peterborough 15 March 1847 South East Consolidated with Oundle CC on 1 January 1965 as Peterborough and Oundle CC.[120] Renamed Peterborough CC on 1 October 1968.[53] Shares a building with Peterborough Crown Court.
Plymouth 15 March 1847
30 September 1893
South West Replaced by East Stonehouse CC on 30 September 1850.[121] Plymouth CC was reopened as part of Plymouth and East Stonehouse CC in 1893.[122] Renamed Plymouth CC on 24 June 1911.[123] Also sat in Tavistock for a time after Tavistock CC closed on 1 July 1970, the name remaining Plymouth CC.[119] Shares a building with Plymouth Crown Court.
Pontefract 15 March 1847 North East This court closed in January 2013, intended closure having been delayed until then so it could accommodate Wakefield County Court, which sat here while between old and new buildings.[10]
Pontypool 15 March 1847 Wales Renamed Pontypool and Blaenavon CC on 1 June 1938[124] Blaenavon had previously been part of Abergavenny and Blaenavon CC until 1 January 1938, when sittings in Blaenavon ceased.[125] Renamed Pontypool CC on 1 June 1954.[126] Consolidated as part of Pontypool and Abergavenny CC on 1 October 1968.[53] Renamed Pontypool CC on 1 July 1976. The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Pontypridd 1 November 1856 Wales Replaced Newbridge CC.[127] Renamed Pontypridd and Ystradyfodwg CC on 30 November 1886.[128] Renamed Pontypridd, Ystradyfodwg and Porth CC on 1 January 1896.[129] Renamed Pontypridd and Ystradyfodwg CC on 1 January 1960.[130] Renamed Pontypridd CC on 1 January 1973.[131]
Poole 15 March 1847 South West Consolidated with Bournemouth CC on 1 July 1920 as Bournemouth and Poole CC.[41] Both were reconstituted as separate court districts on 1 July 1932.[42] Also sat in Swanage for a time after Swanage CC closed on 1 July 1970, the name remaining Poole CC.[119] Shares a building with Poole Magistrates' Court. The closure of the county court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Portsmouth 15 March 1847 South West Also sat in Petersfield for a time after Petersfield CC closed on 1 April 1982, the name remaining Portsmouth CC.[37] Shares a building with Portsmouth Crown Court.
Preston 15 March 1847 North West Renamed Preston and Chorley CC on 1 February 1918.[132] Renamed Preston CC on 1 January 1925.[133] Shares a building with Preston Crown Court.
Rawtenstall 1 July 1899 North West Opened as part of Bacup and Rawtenstall CC.[103] Renamed Rawtenstall CC on 1 April 1920.[19] The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Reading 15 March 1847 South East Renamed Reading and Henley-on-Thames CC on 31 December 1848.[82] Renamed Reading CC when Henley-on-Thames CC was made a separate court on 25 October 1856.[134]
Redditch 15 March 1847 Midlands The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Reigate (located in Redhill) 15 March 1847
5 October 1953
South East Reigate CC was replaced by Redhill CC on 30 June 1885.[135] Redhill CC was renamed Reigate CC on 5 October 1953 and the court moved to Reigate, although later moved back to Redhill whilst retaining the name "Reigate".[136] Shares a building with Redhill Magistrates' Court.
Rhyl 2 February 1867 Wales Opened as part of St Asaph and Rhyl CC.[137] Renamed Rhyl CC on 1 January 1911.[138] The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Romford 15 March 1847
6 October 1980
London Renamed Romford and Ilford CC on 1 August 1903.[88] Closed on 15 June 1934.[89] Reopened in 1980.[139]
Rotherham 15 March 1847 North East Shares a building with Rotherham Magistrates' Court.
Rugby 15 March 1847 Midlands Shares a building with Rugby Magistrates' Court. The closure of both courts was announced in December 2010.[10]
Runcorn 15 March 1847 North West Currently sharing a building with Warrington CC. The closure of Runcorn CC was announced in December 2010.[10]
Salford 15 March 1847 North West The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Salisbury 15 March 1847 South West Shares a building with Salisbury Crown Court.
Scarborough 15 March 1847 North East Shares a building with Scarborough Magistrates' Court since closure at separate Pavilion House premises in September 2012. Sometimes also sits at Bridlington Magistrates' Court.
Scunthorpe 1 May 1900 North East Opened as part of Brigg and Scunthorpe CC.[140] Renamed Scunthorpe and Brigg CC on 1 January 1936.[85] Renamed Scunthorpe CC on 1 April 1967.[141] Shares a building with Scunthorpe Magistrates' Court.
Sheffield 15 March 1847 North East Shares a building with Sheffield Crown Court.
Shrewsbury 15 March 1847 Midlands The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10] The closure took place in 2011.[96]
Skegness 1 July 1933 Midlands Opened as part of Spilsby and Skegness CC.[69] Renamed Skegness and Spilsby CC on 1 October 1955.[49] Renamed Skegness CC on 1 August 1983.[11] The local senior judge has written that the court "has in fact been closed but continues a virtual existence, the District Judge sitting at Skegness magistrates' court, but the office being at Boston" because "there is thought to be a political imperative not to be seen closing county courts".[142] The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Skipton 15 March 1847 North East Shares a building with Skipton Magistrates' Court.
Slough 1 January 1958 South East Created by the relocation and renaming of Windsor CC.[143]
South Shields 15 March 1847 North East Shares a building with South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.
Southampton 15 March 1847 South West Also sat in Lymington for a time after Lymington CC closed on 1 April 1982, the name remaining Southampton CC.[37] Shares a building with Southampton Crown Court.
Southend 28 February 1878 South East Opened as part of Rochford and Southend CC.[75] Renamed Southend CC on 31 March 1888.[144]
Southport 30 June 1875 North West Opened as part of Ormskirk and Southport CC.[39] Renamed Southport CC on 1 July 1935.[77] The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
St Albans 15 March 1847 South East Consolidated with Barnet CC as Barnet and St Albans CC on 1 October 1917.[23] Both were reconstituted as separate courts on 1 April 1922.[24]
St Helens 15 March 1847 North West Renamed St Helens and Widnes CC on 30 September 1886.[145] Renamed St Helens CC on 18 January 1971.[146]
Stafford 15 March 1847 Midlands Shares a building with Stafford Crown Court.
Staines 3 May 1976 South East Opened to serve an area formerly included within the districts of Brentford, Kingston-upon-Thames, Slough and Uxbridge County Courts.[147] Shares a building with Staines Magistrates' Court.
Stockport 15 March 1847 North West
Stoke-on-Trent 31 January 1854 Midlands Opened to serve an area formerly included within the district of Hanley CC.[148] Renamed Stoke-on-Trent and Longton CC on 1 April 1863.[108] Consolidated with Hanley CC on 11 February 1920 as Hanley and Stoke-on-Trent CC (sittings at Longton ceasing at the same time).[149] Consolidated with Burslem CC as Hanley and Stoke-on-Trent (sitting also at Burslem) on 1 January 1933.[69] Renamed Stoke-on-Trent CC on 1 January 1968 (though sittings at Hanley continued for a time).[150] Shares a building with Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.
Stourbridge 15 March 1847 Midlands The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Stratford-upon-Avon 15 March 1847 Midlands The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Sunderland 15 March 1847 North East
Swansea 15 March 1847 Wales Building known as Swansea Civil Justice Centre since High Court civil cases are also heard here.
Swindon 15 March 1847 South West Also sat in Cirencester for a time after Cirencester CC closed on 1 July 1970, the name remaining Swindon CC.[119] Shares a building with Swindon Crown Court.
Tameside (located in Ashton-under-Lyne) 15 March 1847
31 January 1987
North West Ashton-under-Lyne CC was renamed Ashton-under-Lyne and Stalybridge CC on 30 September 1881.[151] Renamed Ashton-under-Lyne CC on 1 January 1958.[152] Renamed Ashton-under-Lyne and Stalybridge CC, and transferred to Stalybridge, on 18 September 1964.[153] Renamed Tameside CC, and transferred back to Ashton-under-Lyne, on 31 January 1987.[154] Shares a building with Tameside Magistrates' Court.
Tamworth 15 March 1847 Midlands The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Taunton 15 March 1847 South West Shares a building with Taunton Crown Court.
Telford 9 January 1989 Midlands Created by the relocation and renaming of Wellington CC.[155] Since the closure of Shrewsbury's county court in 2011, the Telford court also sits at Shrewsbury's magistrates' court premises from time to time.[96]
Thanet (located in Margate) 15 March 1847 South East Renamed Thanet CC when it was consolidated with Ramsgate CC on 25 March 1976.[156] Shares a building with Margate Magistrates' Court.
Torquay and Newton Abbot (located near Torquay) 1 April 1863 South West Opened as part of Torquay and Newton Abbot CC.[108] Torquay CC and Newton Abbot CC became separate courts on 1 May 1928.[157] Torquay CC was renamed Torquay and Newton Abbot County Court on 4 November 1996 following the closure of Newton Abbot CC earlier that year.[158]
Trowbridge 15 March 1847 South West Also sat in Devizes, Warminster and Frome for a time after these courts were closed on 1 April 1978, 1 July 1978 and 14 June 1980 respectively, the name remaining Trowbridge CC throughout.[159][160][161] The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Truro 15 March 1847 South West Consolidated with Falmouth as Falmouth and Truro CC on 1 November 1917.[162] Renamed Truro and Falmouth CC on 1 January 1936.[85] Also sat in Newquay for a time after Newquay CC closed on 1 July 1970, the name remaining Truro and Falmouth CC.[119] Renamed Truro CC on 1 April 1977.[163] Shares a building with Truro Crown Court.
Tunbridge Wells 15 March 1847 South East
Uxbridge 15 March 1847 London
Wakefield 15 March 1847 North East Originally located in the former Inland Revenue 'Crown House' building. Following its demolition in of 2012, the court sat at Pontefract County Court until its new premises opened at Wakefield Civil Justice Centre on Westgate, Wakefield, in January 2013.
Walsall 15 March 1847 Midlands
Wandsworth 15 March 1847 London
Warrington 15 March 1847 North West Shares a building with Runcorn County Court.
Warwick 15 March 1847 Midlands Shares a building with Warwick Crown Court. Formerly located in Shire Hall, Warwick, moved to Leamington Spa in 2010.
Watford 15 March 1847 South East
Wellingborough 15 March 1847 Midlands The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Welshpool and Newtown (located in Welshpool) 15 March 1847 Wales Welshpool CC was renamed Welshpool and Newtown CC on 1 April 1984 on the closure of Newtown CC.[164] Shares a building with Welshpool Magistrates' Court.
West London (located in Hammersmith) 15 March 1847 London Originally called Brompton CC, it was renamed West London (Brompton) CC on 1 December 1908[165] Renamed West London CC on 1 January 1937.[166] Shares a building with West London Magistrates' Court.
Weston-super-Mare 15 March 1847 South West Renamed Weston-super-Mare and Axbridge CC on 31 December 1848.[82] Renamed Weston-super-Mare CC on 25 October 1856 when Axbridge CC was made a separate court.[134] Shares a building with North Somerset Magistrates' Court.
Weymouth 15 March 1847 South West
Whitehaven 15 March 1847 North West Renamed Whitehaven and Millom CC on 1 July 1899.[103] It was originally ordered that Millom would be a new separate court district, but this part of the order was indefinitely postponed.[167] Renamed Whitehaven CC on 2 September 1969.[168] The closure of the court was announced in December 2010.[10]
Wigan 15 March 1847 North West The county court is scheduled to move into the same building as Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court in May 2008.[94]
Willesden 1 January 1931 London A county court in Willesden had been provided for in the 1899 rearrangement of court districts (along with courts in Richmond and West Ham).[103] However, these parts of the Order were never brought into force.[169] A new order was made to open the court in 1931.[170]
Winchester 15 March 1847 South West Shares a building with Winchester Crown Court.
Wolverhampton 15 March 1847 Midlands Shares a building with Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Woolwich 31 December 1848 London Opened as part of Greenwich and Woolwich CC.[82] Renamed Woolwich CC on 1 January 1937 when Greenwich CC was made a separate court.[171]
Worcester 15 March 1847 Midlands Shares a building with Worcester Crown Court.
Worksop 15 March 1847 Midlands This court closed in April 2011, the bulk of its work transferring to Mansfield.[10]
Worthing 15 March 1847 South East Shares a building with Worthing Magistrates' Court.
Wrexham 15 March 1847 Wales Renamed Wrexham and Llangollen CC on 30 September 1867.[172] Renamed Wrexham CC on 1 January 1920.[29]
Yeovil 15 March 1847 South West
York 15 March 1847 North East

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • Polden, Patrick (1999). A History of the County Court, 1846–1971. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-62232-8.
  • For the courts that opened on 15 March 1847: the Order in Council of 9 March 1847 bringing the 1846 Act into force on 15 March 1847 and establishing the original 491 county courts was published in a supplement to the London Gazette on 10 March 1847.
  • For all courts: the HMCS CourtFinder gives details of each currently open county court, including details of which county courts share premises with crown courts or magistrates' courts.
Specific
  • Save where references are given to publication in the London Gazette, the Statutory Instruments listed below were published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the date that the Order was made is given. Statutory Instruments from 1987 onwards are available online.
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