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Name of Library: Worcester Cathedral Library

Address: The Chapter Office, 8 College Yard, Worcester WR1 2LA  

Town: Worcester

Telephone: 01905 732922

Fax: 01905 29119

E-mail: davidmorrison@worcestercathedral.org.uk

Website: http://www.worcestercathedral.co.uk  

Alternative names


David Morrison

Job Title


Purpose and main user community of the library

Academic researchers

Terms of access

By appointment

Opening hours

10.00-13.00, 13.45-16.45

Disabled access

A spiral staircase (46 steps) but we can arrange a room for a disabled user if contacted in

advance, which is ground floor



Not a lending library



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals

3 (Henry Bradshaw Soc. + 2 local history)


285 medieval mss; 1,200 pamphlets; 400 slides; 1,400 photographs; 118 audio cassettes; 289

maps; 1,000 medieval monastic rolls; archives of cathedral and monastery

Volumes added per year



Early Church Fathers; monastic sermons and texts; Reformation theology; C17-18 works/

sermons; Laudian divines. Early C19 sermons/works

Special Collections

Bishop Prideaux collection; Bishop Babbington collection; parochial libraries collections for

Feckenham, Bromesgrove and Great Malvern


The mss of the monastery of Worcester, including the Worcester Antiphoner and the Liber

Research resource

The monastery's mss and archives; the post-reformation cathedral's library and archives up to

1840; theology covered includes both foreign and other branches of Christianity

Catalogue Type

Computer, card, printed

URL of catalogue

Other facilities


Full Time Staff 1

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff 17

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