300 rolls and paper folios mainly in Latin dating 1284-1584. The rolls provide a record of the View of Frankpledge or Great Court (Court Leet) which met twice a year, the Portmanmoot or Little Court which met every 3 weeks and the Piepowder Court which met on an ad hoc basis. The rolls are virtually complete and include several continuous runs over a number of years. The collection is useful for information on individuals and families and on the quantity and nature of the legal and administrative business of the courts.
The collection also includes suit rolls for the Manor of Tamworth, containing names of members of the Corporation, freeholders and inhabitants, 1752-1876, as well as books of Proceedings of the Court Leet and Court Baron, 1751-1876.