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The court in which the Chancellor, or from at least the early 16th century the Vice-Chancellor, exercised his judicial functions. In the earliest times the consistory court may have met in Great St Mary’s, it could meet in the Vice-Chancellor’s college rooms, but in 1571/2 the small ‘questionists school’ on the south side of the gateway to the schools was fitted up as an office for the registrary and a consistory for the Vice-Chancellor. Meetings of the Vice-Chancellor and the Heads are recorded as taking place here.