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

MS. Bodl. 810

Summary Catalogue no.: 2677


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


One fine, many other initials. Probably written in England. (Pächt and Alexander i. 467, pl. XXXVIII)


Origin: 12th century, beginning ; English ; French, Norman (style of decoration)

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter: "Liber Ecclesie Exon, reddatur eidem" (s. xiv). Bequeathed by Canon Walter Gybbys 1414. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Dean and chapter of Exeter, 1602. (MLGB3)

No doubt the second part of Exeter, Cathedral, 3512, as suggested to N.R. Ker by Zachary Brooke. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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