Legal customs were retained for centuries. There were still people living in the 1870s who could remember the Court Leet being held on Bredon Hill, on the flat space before the King and Queen stones. Before them lay the shattered altar stone, said to have been used by the Druids.
The Court Leet was a local Court of Record, the most ancient known to Law, exercising civil and criminal invariably asked the King and Queen stones leave to open the court, and all present bowed to them. They were formally whitewashed annually.