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"The history of Allchester neare Bircester in Oxfordshire, with such other occurrents as are contiguous and appendante to the same", bulk: 1622

MS. Rawl. B. 400g
Held at the Weston Library

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Written in the year 1622, and dedicated "ad Franciscum Crane, equitem auratum aulicum," in the following distich: "Take this of worth, I wrott it for your sake; / I will noe more such toylesome studies take. / Tibi soli."

At the beginning and end are two impressions in wax of the seal of the dean of Bicester which was found at Alchester.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1622


21 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. B. 400g

Custodial History

Owned by S. Blackwell, S. T. B., from Brampton, in Northampt.


  • Printed (without mention of the seal) in White Kennett's Parochial antiquities , vol. ii. p. 417, edit. 1818.
  • The MS. appears to be the same as that to which reference is made by Plot in his Natural hist. of Oxfordshire (edit. 1705, pp. 340, 341.) and which was, at the time he wrote, in his own possession.

Physical Facet

On paper, in quarto


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom