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

MS. Add. C. 260

Summary Catalogue no.: 30279



Pages 197–208 of a larger volume.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 6 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): c. 315 × 225 mm.
Dimensions (written): c. 230 × 140 mm.


1 col., 28–31 lines.


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 165)

Coloured initials and headings.


Origin: 12th century, third quarter (before 1161 or 1173 (?)) ; English, Canterbury, Christ Church

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine cathedral priory of Holy Trinity or Christ Church: Provenance inferred from calendar entries. Cf. F. Wormald, English Benedictine Kalendars after A. D. 1100, 1 (HBS 1938) 63. Pp. 197–208 of a larger volume: 17th-cent. foliation. (MLGB3: Liturgical evidence, often to be found in the kalendar).

Feasts of the translation of St Edward (instituted 1161) and of Thomas Becket (canonized 1173) have been added, suggesting the original entries were made before these dates.

'Dedicatio ecclesie Christi Cant.', 4 May, deleted, but other entries confirm the provenance (see Summary Catalogue).

Referenced in 1884.

Record Sources

Adapted (2018) from A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts, Pächt and Alexander, and the Summary Catalogue (1905).


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.