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

MS. Bodl. 547

Summary Catalogue no.: 2286


Breviary, Use of Sarum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Coloured capitals.


Origin: 13th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

MLGB rejects a provenace from the parish church of Rochford. Cf. Summary Catalogue: "From additions to the calendar on fol. 5v it is clear that this Breviary belonged in the 13th cent. to the chapel of 'Racheford', i. e. Rochford in Herefordshire: William Boni, vicar of Rochford, died on 16 Nov., 1262 (fol. 5v). Among the other obits are some of the family of 'dominus Warinus' (foll. 3v, 4, 5), of Anne de Lacy (fol. 3v). and of R. priest of Birford (Burford near Rochford, in Shropshire: fol. 4). 'Henricus de Bradel' died in 1255 (fol. 5v). All these entries are additions. "

Apparently acquired between 1613 and 1620.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922).


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 2: Office Books (typescript, 1957), p. 277b

Last Substantive Revision

2023-05: Add provenance information from S.C.