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The "Boldon buke," or survey of the possessions of the see of Durham made in the year 1183, bulk: 1737

MS. Rawl. B. 302
Held at the Weston Library

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On a fly-leaf at the beginning are the following notes in bishop Chandler's handwriting: "This is the true old Bolden book, or state of the bp. of Durham, his mannors and rents, under bp. Hugh Pudsey, A.D. 1183, taken from a register of the dean and chapter, 1737. There is another book in the bp.'s auditor's office called also Bolden Book, as being also a state of the bishoprick as it stood improved under bp. Thom. Hatfeild. It is the Bolden book with additions, and the alterations in that estate since bp. Pudsey's time. It belongs to my private library. I paid for the copy from Dr. Hunter."


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1737


27 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. B. 302

Custodial History

Owned by Edw. Chandler, bishop of Durham.


  • Printed by sir H. Ellis in the appendix to Domesday book ; and, edited by Rev. W. Greenwell, with a translation, etc., for the Surtees Society, in octavo. Durham, 1852.

Physical Facet

On paper, in quarto


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom