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An account of the streets and non-ecclesiastical buildings and also (fol. 103) of the schools of Shrewsbury, written in about 1810-1820 chiefly by J. B. Blakeway

MS. Blakeway 4

  • Request

Partly material for a history, partly in literary form (cf. fols. 103 with 149, etc.), by the Rev. J.B. Blakeway. No doubt this MS. was used for parts of vol. i. of the History of Shrewsbury by the Rev. Hugh Owen and the Rev. J.B. Blakeway (Lond. 1825, 2 vols.), but not much was directly printed from it, the plan being different.

At fols. 283, 287, are two letters from sir Thomas Phillipps, Dec. 30, 1825, and Jan. 11, 1826.

The account of the school and its successive masters is elaborate and valuable, and comprises a few original documents of the 17th and 18th cent.


  • Creation: written in about 1810-1820 chiefly by J. B. Blakeway


317 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Blakeway 4

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. IV, no 22108

Physical Facet

On paper


16 × 10 3/4 in.

Repository Details

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