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Report No. a114

Collectio Cheltenhamensis

1183–91 or later


Alternative Names

Cheltenham collection



Divided into 18 books, although the structure is not carefully followed. This collection is part of the second generation of the ‘Wigorniensis Group’. The whole group consists of the Collectiones Trinitatis, Wigorniensis, Claustroneoburgensis, Cottoniana, Peterhusensis, and Fragmentum Herefordense.


Entry by: KP rev AL 2015



No. 1

Collectio Cheltenhamensis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Collectio Cheltenhamensis.


London, BL Egerton 2819, fol. 11–102


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Collectio Cheltenhamensis.

Modern Editions

Analysis by C. Duggan in ‘Reception’ (1965) 382–88.


Fuller analysis by G. Drossbach in Die Collectio Cheltenhamensis: Eine englische Decretalen-sammlung. Analyse beruhend auf Vorarbeiten von W. Holtzmann (Monumenta iuris canonici. Ser. B. Corpus collectionum 10; Città del Vaticano 2014).



C. Duggan, ‘Decretal Collections from Gratian’s Decretum to the Compilationes antiquae: The Making of the New Case Law’, in The History of Medieval Canon Law in the Classical Period, 1140–1234: From Gratian to the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX, W. Hartmann and K. Pennington, ed. (History of Medieval Canon Law 6; Washington DC 2008) 274–75.

C. Duggan, ‘The Reception of Canon Law in England in the Later Twelfth Century’, in Proceedings Boston, S. Kuttner, ed. (MIC C–1; Città del Vaticano 1965) 382–88.

P. Landau, ‘Review of Duggan (1963)’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 76 (1965) 368–70.

C. Duggan, Twelfth Century Decretal Collections and their Importance in English History (University of London Historical Studies 12; London 1963) 98–103.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 298.