It was a 35 quaint old structure, and the court-leet and court-baron held sittings in it.
To be assessed by the court-leet in fact established his title.
When the court-leet was differentiated, the court baron remained with feudal rights alone.
The court-leet was the criminal court for a district less than a county.
A court-leet and court-baron used to be held half-yearly, but both are now obsolete.
It was governed by a 'boroughreeve' and two constables elected annually at the court-leet.
A feast following a court-leet or law-day, was called a leet-ale, or scot-ale, as ale is said to mean no more than a feast.
The gatehouse stands, and in a room over the entrance the court-leet of the Archbishops is still held.
They are lords of the manor of Tweedmouth, where they hold a court-leet and court-baron twice a year.
In practice the chief members of the merchant guild would usually be also the chief members of the court-leet.