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

MS. Hatton 3

Summary Catalogue no.: 4134


Gradual, Use of Sarum

Temporale (fol. 2); common of the dedication (fol. 87) and of the saints (fol. 91); votive masses of the Virgin (fol. 112v), etc.; masses of the dead (fol. 120v); kyriale (fol. 123); prayers for peace and the Holy Land (fol. 132); sanctorale (fol. 133). The common tones and the music of the Creed are given at the 1st Sunday in Advent (fol. 5). Rubrics.

Many leaves missing throughout: at the beginning and after fols. 8, 15, 63, 85, 91, 120 etc.; fol. 64 should follow fol.151

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 153 + i fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 466 × 327 mm.
Musical Notation:

Square notation on 14 staves of 4 red lines, 320 × 188 mm.


Fine borders (unfinished), initials. Cadels. (Pächt and Alexander iii.1003)

Initials and borders, fols. 87, 123, 129, 130v, 138, 145v, 147v.


Origin: 15th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

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 (part A), vol. 2: Office Books (part B) (typescript, 1957), Pächt and Alexander, and the Summary Catalogue (1937).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.