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Fragment of an English Grail, 12th century

Identifier: MS 211/VI

Scope and Contents

One leaf of an English 12th century Grail. Contains the end of the Communion of Friday after Ash Wednesday, and then the service until the beginning of the Tract on the first Sunday in Lent. A modern hand has taken extensive notes in the margins and bottom of f. 1r.


The contents are common to most Latin rites except the Psalm Domine, refugium factus es, which is found in the Missals of Durham and St. Albans, and is substituted for the usual Unam petii in the Whitby Missal (uses collated by Dr. J. Wickham Legg in Missale Westmonasteriense (H.B.S.), vol. 3, p. 1459).


  • Creation: 12th century

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


1 folios

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum


20.32 cm x 14.61 cm

Lines to a page

10 lines of music to a page

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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