Publications » Vol. 10: London Assize of Nuisance, 1301-1431: A Calendar
Edited by HELENA M. CHEW AND WILLIAM KELLAWAY
The London Assize of Nuisance laid down regulations for the settlement of disputes between neighbours, concerning walls, gutters, windows, privies and paving. Apart from disputes between neighbours, the Assize also dealt with a number of please which sought to correct public nuisances, many of them concerned with encroachments upon the king’s highway. In the introduction the editors explain the procedures whereby a committee of aldermen would inspect the ‘nuisance’ (later augmented by expert masons and carpenters) and return a verdict. There is a full index of all the people and places mentioned in the 661 cases calendared here.
220pp volume 10, 1973 LIST PRICE £20
[This volume is now available online via British History Online]