Community…..Law and Order
Over the centuries, maintaining law and order was largely the responsibility of the manors and the parish. It was not until the creation of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary in 1851 that controlling and investigating crime became a county matter.
The local justices sitting in Quarter Sessions from the 14th Century and also regular Petty Sessions from 1731 provided a local administrative and criminal justice system.
A variety of records and reports will be added here.
Last Updated on April 17, 2023