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MS. Hatton 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 4131


Missal, Use of Sarum

Calendar (fol. 1); blessing of holy water (fol. 7); temporale with the baptism service on Holy Saturday (fol. 88v), followed by the order of the mass (fol. 91); common of the dedication (fol. 139v); sanctorale (fol. 142); common of the saints (fol. 185v); votive masses of Our Lady (fol. 200) etc. and the dead (fol. 209); marriage service (fol. 213); ordo ad servicium peregrinorum (fol. 215); blessings (fol. 216v) and the mass of St. David, bishop. Additions: masses of the Visitation (fol. 218), the Transfiguration, the Holy Name (fol. 219), the Five Wounds (fol. 221v), pro mortalitate evitanda (fol. 223: Recordare); in commendatione animarum (fol. 224v: 3 collects).

Many parchment tags, each with the first letter of the introit; folded tags on fol. 124, 190; some book markers.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 2 + 224 + 3 fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 440 × 300 mm.
Dimensions (written): 305 × 197 mm.


A leaf missing after fol.96 (1st half of the canon)


2 col. of 36 lines

Musical Notation:

Square notation on 18 staves of 4 red lines.


Fine borders, historiated and other initials. Related to the style of the latest Bohun MSS. and of the early hands in the Carmelite Missal. (P&A iii. 713)

The illuminator’s charges are on fol. 217v.


Contemporary binding of whittawed leather on boards.


Origin: 14th century, end; fols. 218–224v addition, mid-15th century ; English, East Anglia (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Made for use in the diocese of Norwich (dedication of the cathedral in the calendar, 24 Sept.), but not for the cathedral, since both feasts of St Benedict are in black in the calendar. Non-Sarum but synodal feasts in the calendar (see also fols. 151, 154 and 178).

16th-century price, fol. 1

Christopher, first Baron Hatton (d. 1670)

Bought with his library by the Bodleian through the London bookseller Robert Scot in 1671.

Record Sources

Adapted (2018) from S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford Vol. 1: Mass Books, and Pächt and Alexander. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (23 images from 35mm slides)


    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 713

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.