Library & research

Record series

We created the Westminster Abbey record series in 1997 to publish items of historic importance and interest relating to the Abbey. It’s an occasional series of records, calendars, lists and indexes, intended to make the contents of the Abbey’s collections available to scholars and the wider public.

Initial of Henry VIII on a charter dated 1542

Henry VIII, initial from a charter

Items in the series:

Surveyors of the Fabric of Westminster Abbey 1906-1973, Reports and Letters, edited by Christine Reynolds, 2019 [Surveyors W. Lethaby, Sir W. Tapper, Sir C. Peers and S. Dykes Bower] 

The Building Accounts of the Savoy Hospital London 1512-1520 ed. Charlotte Stanford, 2015.

Guide to the Muniments of Westminster Abbey, by Richard Mortimer, 2012.

Surveyors of the Fabric of Westminster Abbey 1827-1906 Reports and letters ed. Christine Reynolds, 2011. [Surveyors Edward Blore, Sir George Gilbert Scott, J.L. Pearson and J.T. Micklethwaite]

A bibliography of Westminster Abbey...a guide to literature...published..1571-2000 by Tony Trowles, 2005.

The Obedientiaries of Westminster Abbey and their financial records c.1275-1540 by Barbara Harvey, 2002.

Acts of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster 1543-1609 and Acts..1609-1642 edited by C S Knighton, 3 vols, 1997 and 2006.

Volumes from the Westminster Abbey Record Series can be ordered from or email: [email protected] 

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