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List Of Observances, The Liber Memorandorum Of Barnwell Priory

List Of Observances, The Liber Memorandorum Of Barnwell Priory

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1296

Shelfmark: Harley MS 3601

Item number: f.184v

Length: 28.5

Width: 19

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The rubric of the prologue to the main text describes this book as 'The book of things to be remembered about the conventual church of Barnwell'. It is a collection of material relating to the history and organisation of the Augustinian priory of St. Giles, Barnwell, on the outskirts of Cambridge. Within the volume is a section on the observances of the house, which start on this page with an initial 'R' decorated with dense penwork. The text provides fascinating details about the library, its books, and their care, such as the fact that the precentor was responsible for correcting, repairing, and dusting them.

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