Vol. 154: The Bolton Priory Compotus

Vol. 154: The Bolton Priory Compotus

The Bolton Priory Compotus is a unique document –a thousand page book of accounts of an Augustinian Priory in the Yorkshire Dales, offering extra ordinary insight into the material side of monastic live in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth century. 

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A unique account book [in Latin] for an Augustinian Priory in the Yorkshire Dales, providing extraordinary insight into the material side of monastic life in the late 13th and early 14th century. Additionally, a recently discovered later account illustrates the changes in the running of the Priory’s estates in the later 14th century. The accounts provide comprehensive details of its affairs. The Priory’s dealings with Italian wool-merchants, the build-up of its estate, the running of its granges, the patterns of household food consumption, and the devastating impact of agricultural crisis compounded by damage inflicted by marauding Scottish raiders, are all documented.

  • Size 233 x 154mm
  • Format Hardback
  • Pages 654
  • ISBN 9780902122932
  • Authors Ian Kershaw and David M. Smith
  • Year 2000