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A parochial visitation of the county of Gloucester, consisting chiefly of church notes and copies of monumental inscriptions; by Richard Parsons, D.C.L., chancellor of the diocese, bulk: late 17th century

MS. Rawl. B. 323
Held at the Weston Library

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The parishes are arranged under their respective deaneries, and an index has been added at the end, as well as a few papers inserted by Dr. Rawlinson.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within late 17th century


287 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. B. 323

Custodial History

Olim liber P. Le Neve, et inter codices suos numero 355 insignitus.

To an extract from Wood's Athenæ respecting Dr. Parsons, prefixed by Rawlinson to the volume, the following notice of this volume is attached: "He made the following collections towards the history and antiquities of Gloster, of which some, tho' little, use was made in that pompous but injudicious piece published by sir Robert Atkyns of Saperton in that county. This MSS. came afterwards into the possession of the Rev. Mr. Jonathan Colley, M.A., chaplain and chantor of Christ Church in Oxford, and then to Peter Le Neve, esqr., Norroy king of arms, where it was purchased in an auction of his library sold in March, 1730, by Dr. Rawlinson." The sum given by the latter for the MS. appears from a priced copv of Le Neve's catalogue to have been £3.16.6.

Physical Facet

On paper, in folio


Repository Details

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