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Abingdon Abbey

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Date: 1000-1600
History: Benedictine Abbey, dedicated to BVM. Founded 675, dissolved 1538.
Places:
  • Abingdon, Berkshire
Functions, occupations and activities: Religious Institutions (Pre-Reformation) > Benedictine monks
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C9628 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O60374 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
11th cent: martyrology with obit list
Cambridge University: Parker Library, Corpus Christi College
See James, Catalogue of the MSS in Corpus Christi Library (Cambridge, 1912), I, pp115-18
2
11th cent: chronicle
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See The Abingdon Chronicle, ed PW Conner, vol X of Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (Cambridge, 1996)
3
12th cent: chronicle
Lambeth Palace Library
See Wharton, Anglia Sacra I, pp xxiv, 163-9
4
mid 12th cent: history of abbey containing copies of many charters, notes rel to customs, surveys, etc
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (no 3); Monastic Research Bull 3,p9, 8,p27
5
late 13th cent: revision and amplification of above item
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (no 4)
6
13th cent: lives of abbots
British Library, Manuscript Collections
7
13th cent: chronicle, incl abbots' lives
British Library, Manuscript Collections
8
14th cent: annals
Cambridge University: Trinity College Library
See Chronicle of Walter of Guisborough, ed H Rothwell, Camden 3rd Ser, vol 79 (1957), pp xxxv-xxxvii
9
14th cent: material rel to abbey interpolated into a copy of Hemingburgh's Chronicle
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See Chronicle of the Monatery of Abingdon 1218-1304, ed JO Halliwell (Berkshire Ashmolean Soc., 1844)
10
c1300: cartulary
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (no 5); pd OHS, ns,32,1990; MRB 2,p2
11
14th cent: register of deeds and other documents
Chatsworth House
See Davis Medieval Cartularies (no 6); pd Oxf His Soc, n.s.,32,1990; MRB 2,p2; HMC Guide to family & est
12
late 15th cent: fragment of register
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (no 7)
13
1421-83: Oxfordshire deeds and leases
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 1097 Queen's College
14
1476-1502: papal absolution, promulgated by abbot, in favour of Westminster monks supporting crusade (1476)
Westminster Abbey Library and Muniment Room
See HMC 4th Report, App, pp175,183
15
1476: indulgence issued by abbot
Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)
See HMC 4th Report, App, p378
16
14th cent-16th cent: chamberlains accounts 1361/2 & (draft) 1505/6
Berkshire Record Office
NRA 522 Archer-Houblon

See See also NRA 1081 note at D/EP/7/140
17
1390-91: accounts of Almoner and Clerk of the Works 1390/1
Berkshire Record Office
NRA 1081 Preston

See 19th-20th cent notes and transcripts in D/EP7 passim
18
14th-15th cent: court rolls for Chieveley and Welford (1377)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
19
1422-61: Winkfield manorial court roll (unfit for production 1996)
Berkshire Record Office
NRA 431

See extracts in Bodleian MS Gough Berks 5 (SC 17719)
20
extracts from Winkfield manorial court rolls, temp Richard II and 1422-61
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
21
1531-32: rental for estates in Berks, Glos, Oxon
British Library, Manuscript Collections
22
1537-39: surrender deed and surveys of property of former abbey
The National Archives
23
13th cent: misc letters, etc rel to Abingdon and other houses
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Documents Illustrating the... Chapters ofPantin,'English Monastic Letter-Books' in Essays in Honour
24
1555-56: survey of lands formerly belonging to the abbey in Abingdon
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See Cambridge University Library Catalogue of Manuscripts (1979 reprint)
25
misc vol containing ?transcripts of items rel to abbey, incl list of abbots and customs of abbey
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See CE Wright, Fontes Harleiani

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