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

MS. Bodl. 284

Summary Catalogue no.: 2339


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine borders, historiated initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 359, pl. XXX)


Modern style about A.D. 1840-50.


Origin: 13th century, first quarter ; English, Cirencester or Oxford (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Augustinian abbey of St Mary the Virgin: "Cirencestrie" (fols. iii recto, 119r, 153r, 294r); s. xvi. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Title in Leland's hand (?) (fol. iii recto), later than the "Cirencestrie" inscription. (MLGB3)

It was owned by king Henry VIII, see MS Bodl. 218 (S.C. 2054).

Presented by Charles Howard, earl of Nottingham, in 1604.

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (13 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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