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'An Interpretation of Villare Anglicanum ', Written in about 1670-1690 by John Aubrey

MS. Aubrey 5
Held at the Weston Library

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'An Interpretation of Villare Anglicanum' (an old list of places in England) by John Aubrey, an incomplete work consisting of a preface and a list of place-names with occasional notes of their meaning. Meredith Lloyd, a chemist, supplied a list of Welsh words in 1675 (fol. 4) and Edward Lhuyd a Welsh glossary in 1689 (fol. 6).

At fols. 96, 107 are printed lists forming a 'Villare Scoticum' and 'Villare Hibernicum'. There are also a letter from Aubrey to E. Lhuyd, Apr. 21, 1691 (fol. 2), Aubrey's epitaph written by himself (fol. 122), and an autograph list of his works, Nov. 18, 1692 (fol. 123v).


  • Creation: Written in about 1670-1690 by John Aubrey


129 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Aubrey 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. 6546

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library (58)

Physical Facet

On paper


13 × 8 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom