Ecclesiastical and religious history

Sources relating to the churches, religious houses and other religious groups.

Papal Documents

 17 volumes.

Higher Clergy of the Church of England [Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, 1300-1541]

Records of bishops and higher clergy for the dioceses of England and Wales. 12 volumes.

Higher Clergy of the Church of England [Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, 1541-1857]

Records of bishops and higher clergy for the dioceses of England. 11 volumes.

Higher Clergy of the Church of England [Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, 1066-1300]

Records of bishops and higher clergy for the dioceses of England and Wales. 9 volumes.

Monastic and cathedral records

Cartularies and administrative records of monastic and cathedral churches. 13 volumes.

Parochial records

Churchwardens', parish clerks' and other parish records. 5 volumes.

Historical Manuscripts Commission

Seven volumes from the Reports and Calendars series of the HMC. 3 volumes.

Religious organisations, records of

Records of groups outside the Established church (18th and 19th centuries). 4 volumes.

Feet of Fines

Final concords for Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Sussex and Yorkshire. 2 volumes.

Cardiff Records: volume 5

Includes: extracts from the Llandaff Chapter Act Books (1573-1816); minutes of the Council (1879-97); lists of Members of Parliament, mayors, clergy and other officials; a schedule of place names.

London Consistory Court Depositions, 1586-1611: list and indexes

London Record Society, volume 32; here published with the kind support of the Society. Abstracted details of nearly 1,800 cases, relating to defamation, marriage, tithe and other disputes.

The church in London 1375-1392

Details ecclesiastical property and the taxation of the clergy in the City of London. Also included are Acta of William Courtenay, Bishop of London. By kind permission of the London Record Society.

Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714

This volume lists members of the University of Oxford from 1500 to 1714, along with brief biographical details such as ecclesiastical positions held and family relationships among the alumni.

Chronicle of the Grey Friars of LondonCamden Society old series, volume 53

Describes political and religious events in London from the time of Richard I to that of Mary I, arranged by reign. The bulk of the volume is concentrated on the sixteenth century.

A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county, including the royal chapel of St George, Windsor.

A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 1

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county.

A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2

A part-volume, covering the history of the religious houses in the county, including the early history of Ely cathedral.

A History of the County of Chester: Volume 3

A part-volume, covering the history of the religious houses in the county, including the early history of Chester cathedral.

A History of the County of Cumberland: Volume 2

A part-volume, covering the history of the religious houses in the county, including the early history of Carlisle cathedral.

A History of the County of Derby: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county.

A History of the County of Dorset: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county. It includes the early history of Sherborne Abbey and Wimborne Minster.

A History of the County of Durham: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county. Includes an account of the early history of Durham cathedral.

A History of the County of Essex: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county.

A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county, including the early history of Gloucester cathedral.

A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 2

A part-volume detailing the history of Hampshire religious houses, including the early history of Winchester cathedral.

A History of the County of Huntingdon: Volume 1

A part-volume describing the religious houses of the county, including Ramsey Abbey, and the seventeenth century community at Little Gidding.

A History of the County of Kent: Volume 2

A part-volume detailing the religious houses of the county. Includes accounts of the early history of Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals, and of several sites now within the conurbation of London.

A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 2

A part-volume, detailing the history of the religious houses of the county.

A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 2

A part-volume detailing the religious houses of the county, including the major Cistercian house of Furness, and the early history of the parish church (later cathedral) of Manchester.

A History of the County of Lincoln: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the history of the religious houses of the county, including Lincoln cathedral, and the Gilbertine house at Sempringham.

A History of the County of London: Volume 1London within the Bars, Westminster and Southwark

Part-volume, covering the history of the religious houses of the borough of Southwark and the cities of London and Westminster.

A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 1Physique, Archaeology, Domesday, Ecclesiastical Organization, The Jews, Religious Houses, Education of Working Classes to 1870, Private Education from Sixteenth Century

This general volume covers the topics above for whole ancient county of Middlesex; it also has an English version of the Domesday book entries, separately indexed, and a general index to the rest of the volume.

A History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 2

A part-volume detailing the history of the religious houses of the county, including the cathedral priory of the Holy Trinity at Norwich, and the pilgrimage site of Walsingham.

A History of the County of Nottingham: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county. It includes the early history of Southwell Minster.

A History of the County of Northampton: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county.

A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2

Covers the religious houses of the county, including some early colleges of the University of Oxford. The volume also includes accounts aspects of social and economic history and the archaeology of the county.

A History of the County of Rutland: Volume 1

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county.

A History of the County of Shropshire: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county.

A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county, including the cathedral of Wells and the Benedictine houses of Bath and Glastonbury.

A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 3

This part volume covers the medieval religious houses of Staffordshire, including Lichfield cathedral.

A History of the County of Suffolk: Volume 2

This part-volume covers the medieval religious houses of Suffolk, including the abbey of Bury St Edmunds.

A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 2

This part volume covers the medieval religious houses of Surrey, including Southwark, Bermondsey and south London.

A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 2

A part-volume, covering the religious houses of Sussex. It includes an account of Chichester cathedral.

A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 2

A part-volume, covering the religious houses of Warwickshire.

A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 3

A part volume, covering the religious houses of Wiltshire. It includes an account of Salisbury cathedral to the twentieth century.

A History of the County of Worcester: Volume 2

This part volume covers the religious houses of Worcestershire, including the pre-dissolution history of the priory of St Mary, later Worcester cathedral.

A History of the County of York: Volume 3

A part volume from the VCH, dealing with religious houses in the County of York, including York and Beverley minsters, and the prominent Cistercian houses Rievaulx and Fountains.

A History of the County of Bedford: Volume 1

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county, including the priory of Markyate.