Cartulary of Cirencester Abbey

Scope and Content

Cartulary of Cirencester Abbey comprising

  • Registrum A., 13th century (after 1249)
  • Registrum B., 14th century (after 1360).

Administrative / Biographical History

Cirencester Abbey was founded by Henry I in 1117; it's buildings were demolished in 1539 as part of the dissolution of the monaateries.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the executors of Samuel, 2nd Baron Vestey, in 1969.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.


See C.D. Ross (ed.) The Cartulary of Cirencester Abbey, Gloucestershire, (London: 1964); and G.R.C. Davis Medieval cartularies of Great Britain: a short catalogue, (London: 1958), nos. 255-6.

Corporate Names