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Law and order in rural Suffolk in the early Victorian period by Clive Paine

Suffolk Archives, Bury St Edmunds

Law and order in rural Suffolk in the early Victorian period by Clive Paine

Type
Event / Lecture, talk or reading
Location
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Date
19/10/2019 - 19/10/2019

Until 1839 only Boroughs had police forces. In the countryside, the medieval system of a Parish Constable elected each year was the only means of law enforcement. In 1839 Parliament gave counties the option of establishing a structured and uniformed county police force. East Suffolk adopted the scheme in 1839 but West Suffolk deferred until 1845. This talk compares law enforcement in the countryside under the parish and county systems; the reactions to the new Act and its eventual adoption in West Suffolk.

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