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Missal according to the use of Salisbury, Written in the 15th century in England

MS. Barlow 1
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Missal according to the use of Salisbury, probably from some church of st. Helen (mentioned as 'festum principale', p. xviii), in a parish where the Fitton family were prominent, of which George Baguley was rector at his death in 1497 (p. xiv), and therefore likely to be in Cheshire. The contents are:

  1. P. viiiv. late additions for the Transfiguration and st. Osmund
  2. P. xi. Calendar containing the late obits of Robert Fiton senior, esq., 1501 (p. xi), Thomas Fyton, kt., 1494 (p. xiv), Robert Fyton son of Edward Fyton, esq., 1495 (p. xv), and Nicholas Fyton son of Thomas Fyton, kt., 1545
  3. P. 1. Holy Water service with music
  4. P. 3. the Temporale
  5. P. 171. the Ordinary and Canon of the Mass
  6. P. 195. services for Eastertide followed by (p. 209) the Sanctorale and (p. 355) Commune sanctorum and Manual Offices
  7. P. 433. later additions for stt. Anthony, David, Chad, Osmund, and the Five Wounds


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in England


442 pages

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Latin
  • English


MS. Barlow 1

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 6413

Custodial History

This item was Misprinted as 6374 in the Old Catalogue.

An original document, being letters patent of confraternity of the master of the hospital of Burton St. Lazar, in favour of the parishioners of Tredington in Worcestershire, has been inserted as pp. v-vi. 'Tho: Barlow 1659, ex dono reuerendi viri domini Guil: Durham rectoris ecclesiae de Tredenton in com. Wigomiae.'

Physical Facet

On parchment, in double columns. Illuminated; binding, stamped brown leather, about 1680, rebacked


17 × 11 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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