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

MS. Bodl. 356

Summary Catalogue no.: 2716


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initials (mutilated, begins incomplete). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 414, pl. XXXV)


White parchment on boards, clasp etc. lost. English 14th cent. work, worn, one board broken.


Origin: 13th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Benedictine abbey of St Edmund, King and Martyr: Bury pressmark, A.162. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Gift of William Smart to Pembroke College, Cambridge (no. 152 in the list in James's Ecloga). (MLGB3)

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 5: Fragments - Mass Books (typescript, 1957), p. 156

Last Substantive Revision

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