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Arches, Court of

Arches, Court of. This was one of the ecclesiastical courts. Before and after the Reformation, appeal from the consistory court of the diocese lay to the court of one of the two archbishops, York or Canterbury. The Court of Arches was the court of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It sat in the church of St Mary-le-Bow in London, acquiring its name from that venue since that church is built over arches. The court still hears appeals relating to clergy discipline in the Church of England as well as disputes over the ordering of churches and the rules relating to burials in church grounds.

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Arches, Court of

Arches, Court of. The consistory court of the province of Canterbury, so-called because formerly it met in the E. London church of St Mary-le-Bow (Lat., S. Maria de Arcubus).

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