Catalogue description WINTON DOMESDAY.

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Details of SAL/MS/154
Reference: SAL/MS/154

Two surveys of Winchester. Edited and discussed in M. Biddle, Winchester in the Early Middle Ages (Winchester Studies I, 1976); detailed description of this MS by Professor T. J. Brown and others, ibid., Appendix II, 520-40. First published from this MS by the Record Commission (1816), IV, xv, xvi, 531-62. See also communications by B. B. Woodward, FSA, 13 May 1858, 22 March 1860, in Proc., 1st ser., 4 (1856-9), 202, 2nd ser., 1 (1859-61), 112-14; New Pal. Soc., 1st ser. (1903-12), II, pt. 1, pl. 212; VCH Hampshire, I (1900), 527-37; Ker, MMBL, I (1969), 307; J. C. Holt (ed.), Domesday Studies (1987), 311-31, for further bibliography.

Date: c.1110, 1148
Held by: Society of Antiquaries of London, not available at The National Archives
Language: Latin
Physical condition: Vellum; ff. iv + 33. c. 1110, 1148. Quarto. Rebound, c. 1851, in brown calf, incorporating as onlays the covers of the original English romanesque binding, leather, brown, blind-tooled (packing of boards formerly made from fragments of a 10th-century sacramentary, now SAL/MS/154*). See G. D. Hobson, English Binding before 1500 (1929), 29, pls. 4, 5. Provenance (see Biddle, 1-3):- Owned by John Young (1585-1655), Dean of Westminster (1616); descended to his grand-daughter; and to her nephew, the Rev. John Bailey, rector of South Cadbury, Som., who identified it in 1739 and informed Browne Willis, FSA (see copy of letter of Bailey to Willis in SAL/MS/264, fol. 33); exhibited to SA by the Rev. Charles Lyttelton (PSA 1765), 29 Jan. 1756 (Minute Book VII, fol. 238v; note by him, 10 Feb. 1756, bound in, fols. iii-iv; longer paper in Ants Papers, 1756) when the MS was in the possession of James West, PRS, FSA (?1704-72; his signature, 1756, fol. 1); West's sale, 3 March 1773, lot 62; purchased by Gustavus Brander (1720-87), who added (fol. iv) a short note, 17 May 1776 (printed by Biddle (1976), 2) below Lyttelton's description; Brander's sale, Leigh and Sotheby, 8-13 Feb. 1790, lot 1170; purchased for SA by John Topham, Treasurer SA, for five guineas (Council Minutes, 19 Feb. 1790). Ink no. '120' on the flyleaf, fol. ii.

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