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Warwick Court Leet

The Court Leet of The Worshipful Town Mayor
and Chief Burgesses of Warwick

Established 1554


Founded in 1554, Warwick Court Leet consists of 24 Jurors, including the Bailiff, the Low Bailiff, and the Foreman, Ealdermen, and appointed Officers, to aid the running and the governance of Warwick.

Today, the Court Leet maintains the traditions and history of the 1554 Court with Court meetings, and the ancient Assizes ceremonies of ale tasting, bread weighing, cheese, fish, and flesh tasting.

As a legal body within English Law, the Court receives and deals with ‘Presentments’ from Warwick residents. A Presentment can be a matter of concern, complaint, or congratulations, for the Court to act on.

The Court also hosts community events throughout the year and, on Civic occasions, supports the Mayor of Warwick, who is the Lord of the Leet.

The Court also delivers Grant Funding to supports local good causes and charities in the CV34 area, with more than £50,000 donated since 2015.


The Court comprises 24 Jurors, including the Bailiff, the Low Bailiff, and the Foreman, Ealdermen, and Officers appointed to roles such as Steward, Beadle, Herald, Chaplain, and Sergeant at Mace.

Other posts held by Jurors include Ale Tasters, Fish Taster, Flesh Taster, Bread Weigher, Cheese Taster, Town Brook Looker, Surveyor of Buildings, Overseer of Pavements, and Surveyor of Parks & Open Spaces.


Events Diary

Explore the Warwick Court Leet 2023 Events Diary page and discover the exciting events happening throughout the year.

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Civic Events

Discover our Civic Events, where tradition and community unite to celebrate and uphold the vibrant spirit of our town.

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The Beer, Cider & Music Festival

A two-day celebration where every sip contributes to local charities and those in need throughout the CV34 area.

The Warwick Classic Car Show

Step into automotive history at the Warwick Classic Car Show, admire a splendid array of classic and retro cars.

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