Comprises the Cathedral's two surviving volumes of manor court books, covering the periods 1775-1837 and 1843-1914. These volumes record the proceedings of the manor court sessions. The volumes list amercements for non-attendance, for encroachments, for not maintaining rights of way, and for other offences such as putting geese onto the common without a "yoak". The Call book list of residents is copied into the book after each court session. These two volumes are useful both for tracking residency patterns in Manchester, and also for studying the maintenance of roads and bridges in a rapidly developing city.