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Missal according to the use of Salisbury, Written in the 15th century in England by Alexander de Puledon

MS. Barlow 5
Held at the Weston Library

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Missal according to the use of Salisbury, probably from the diocese of Worcester, comprising:

  1. A Calendar with Oswald and Wulfstan in red (fol. 1)
  2. Holy Water service, followed by bidding prayer in English, hence printed in the York Missal (Surtees Soc., vol. 63), p. 220 (fol. 1)
  3. The Temporale (fol. 4)
  4. Ordinary and Canon of the Mass (fol. 108v)
  5. Services for Eastertide (fol. 126v)
  6. The Sanctorale (fol. 177v)
  7. The Commune sanctorum and Votive Masses with marriage service (fol. 229), followed by later additions for stt. David, Chad, Winifred, the Holy Name, and the Five Wounds (fol. 271)
  8. At fol. 270v is the colophon 'explicit hic totum per Alexandrum de Puledone. Amen'.


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in England by Alexander de Puledon


275 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Barlow 5

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. 6417

Custodial History

On fol. i is 'Liber Thomae Barlow è Coll. Reg. Oxon., ex dono viri optimi et doctissimi, D.D. [Johannis] Hall Coll. Pembrochiani magistri', with a further note by Barlow to show that the MS. was written after 1172(!).


  • The end papers come from a commentary on the Institutes, i. 25-6, in Latin.

Physical Facet

On parchment, in double columns. Illuminated capitals, borders, etc.; binding, brown leather, 17th-cent. English work


15 × 9 9/10 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom