Building Accounts of All Souls College, Oxford, 1438-1443

Building Accounts of All Souls College, Oxford, 1438-1443

Julian Munby

Edited by Simon Walker


Oxford Historical Society



Edition, with full explanatory material, of the documents concerning the building of All Souls, Oxford: a vital source for our knowledge of the period.
The accounts covering the construction of All Souls, Oxford, in the five years from its foundation in 1438 are among the most important documentary sources for English medieval building history, and provide an almost unique record of the physical creation of an Oxford college. They are here published in full for the first time, with commentary and analysis by the late Simon Walker. Supplementary material includes plans and documentation of the site, a description of the buildings, and an inventory of the college rooms in the sixteenth century.

Simon Walker was Professor of History, University of Sheffield; Julian Munby is head of Buildings Archaeology at Oxford Archaeology.


December 2010
4 black and white, 3 line illustrations
430 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Oxford Historical Society New Series
ISBN: 9780904107234
Format: Hardback
Oxford Historical Society
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Editorial Note
The Building Accounts of All Souls College, 1438-1443
Appendix A: The Site of the College
Appendix B: The Building Craftsmen and Personnel
Appendix C: The College Buildings
Appendix D: The College Furnishings


(A)n admirably useful and very finely produced volume. ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW

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Head of Buildings Archaeology, Oxford Archaeology

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