A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 249

Summary Catalogue no.: 2738


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good penwork borders, initials. Lombards. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 742)


White sheepskin on boards, contemporary English work, injured.


Origin: 14th century, second half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Titchfield, Hampshire, Premonstratensian abbey of the Assumption of St Mary and St John the Evangelist: 'Hic est liber abbathie beate Marie de Tychefelde ordinis Premonstratensis Wyntoniensis diocesis iuxta Portesmuthe in comitatu Suthampton ...'; long inscription stretching over a double opening (fols. 2v--3r). 'B XXV', at foot of fol. 1r. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Ralph Barlow, 1606. (MLGB3)

Columns numbered for each psalm. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.