Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

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Source Details

Schopp, J. W., ed., The Anglo-Norman Custumal of Exeter (History of Exeter Research Group, no. 2. Oxford)

Text name(s): 

Number of pages of primary source text: 15


Dates: 1240 - 1240

Archival Reference: Devon R.O., Misc. Roll 2

Original Language(s): 

  • Anglo-Norman


  • Translated into English.
  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: 

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • England

County/Region: Devon; Exeter

Record Types: 

  • Custumal
  • Law - Legislation

Subject Headings: 

  • Economy - Crafts and Industry
  • Economy - Trade
  • Government
  • Law - Secular
  • Towns / Cities


  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Appendix
  • Facsimile
  • Introduction

Comments:  Appendix I (pp. 41-50); Appendix II notes clauses cited by M. Bateson in her Borough Customs; Appendix V is a Glossary. There is also an Index. The custumal describes local customary law regarding trade, civic officials, town dues, court procedure, and tolls on goods brought into town for sale. The volume also includes facsimiles of all folios.

Introduction Summary: 

Introduction by Schopp and R. C. Easterling (pp. 5-23) discusses the language of the custumal, the manuscript, and the contents of the custumal.

Cataloger: MAK