MS. Lat. liturg. c. 36
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Sanctorale, ending imperfect, containing Andrew-Maurice (22 Sept.). English saints included are: Cuthbert (fol.39v), Guthlac (fol.45v), Alphege of Canterbury (fol.46v), Dunstan (fol.54), Augustine of Canterbury (fol.55), Alban (fol.56), Etheldreda (fol.56v), translation of St. Swithin (fol.72). Also included: Benedict (fol.40v, 9 lessons, in a secular version) and his translation (6 lessons). The calendar (leaf with Jan.-April cut out) includes: 24 July, St. Wulfehad, in red (venerated at Stone, Staffs); 3 Sept., Ordination of St. Gregory, in red; 22 Dec., ‘Hic obiit Herveius de Stratona’; 29 Dec., St. Thomas Becket (canonized 1173), in blue. 13th cent. addition: 7 Sept., ‘Hic obiit Robertus de Gaham’.
2 cols, text 38 lines, ruled in crayon
Neumatic notation on 19 staves of 4 red lines
Initials red flourished in blue or blue in red; special entries in calendar written in green, red or blue.
Bound in original(?) wooden boards.
Provenance and Acquisition
Perhaps written for the collegiate church of Penkridge, Staffs, a pre-Conquest royal free chapel, for which see Dorothy Styles in Staffordshire Record Soc., Hist. Collections. Staffordshire (1950–1), 3–52 and Victoria County History, Staffordshire III, 1970, pp.298–303. Herveius de Stratona (Calendar, 29 Dec.) may be identified as the sheriff of Staffordshire 1166–84. A Robert de Gaham (Calendar, 7 Sept.) was sued in 1220 over land in Dunston, near Penkridge (William Salt Archeol. Soc., Hist. Colls. Staffs. IV (1883), p.15). Some notes in a 16th cent. hand.
Bought at Sotheby's, 7 Dec. 1964, lot 150.
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