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Report No. a150

Collectio Roffensis



Alternative Names

Londinensis III; Rochester collection



Preface of the Lateran III canons followed by 125 items. This collection is a somewhat later expansion of the material in the Cantuariensis, adding decretals of Alexander III and Lucius III. It is a part of the ‘English Family’ with the Collectiones Wigorniensis altera, Belverensis, Cantuariensis, Regalis, Fontanensis and Dunelmensis prima. Formerly referred to as Londinensis III.



No. 1

Collectio Roffensis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Collectio Roffensis.


London, BL Royal 10.C.IV, fol. 137r–155r


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Collectio Roffensis.

Modern Editions

Analysis by C. Duggan in Twelfth Century Decretal Collections (1963) 173–87.



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) 257, 259.

C. Duggan, Twelfth Century Decretal Collections and their Importance in English History (University of London Historical Studies 12; London 1963) 76–78, 173–87.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 282.