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Chronicle of Louth Park Abbey, [circa 1413].
1 vol. (12 l.) ; 39 cm. x 27 cm.
The manuscript contains the Chronicle of the Cistercian house of Louth Park, Lincolnshire,
beginning with a Brut Chronicle (f. 1r-5r) and continuing with an annalistic account
of Louth Park to the accession of Henry V in 1413 (f. 5v-12v). It includes (f. 10r-11r)
a list of Cistercian houses with dependencies and dates of foundation. Written on
paper in Anglicana formata script, it was produced at Louth Park Abbey (Lincolnshire)
in or after 1413.
Includes a trade card of Plumtree, Louth on f. 1.
Includes an engraving of the ruins of Louth Park Abbey by Buck, dated 1726, with the
title "The North East View of Louth Park Abbey near Louth in the County of Lincoln."
Watermark: trumpet-shaped flower on a stem with two oval leaves (cf. Briquet nos.
Binding: Nineteenth-century brown buckram, in or after 1866. The manuscript was interleaved
when it was rebound; notes on the contents were added opposite the text on several
leaves. Further notes concerning records of Louth Park were tipped in and attached
to an end flyleaf.
James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript
Library, Yale University.
Louth Park Abbey.
Monasteries -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Abbeys -- England -- Early works to 1800.
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