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Report No. a164

Collectio Wigorniensis



Alternative Names

Worcester collection



Contains 274 items in 429 chapters in 7 headings. This collection is part of the ‘Wigorniensis Group’ with Collectiones Trinitatis, Cheltenhamensis, Claustroburgensis, Cottonia, Peterhusensis and the Fragmentum Herefordense. All members of the group were formerly (by Holtzmann) identified as ‘primitive’ collections but are now considered ‘systematic’ or at least as having a ‘simple systematization’ (C. Duggan and Landau).



No. 1

Collectio Wigorniensis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

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Collectio Wigorniensis.


London, BL Royal 10. A.II, fol. 5r–62v


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 1

Collectio Wigorniensis.

Modern Editions

Ed. H. Lohmann in ZRG Kan. Abt., 22 (1933) 36–187.



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) 252, 271–74.

P. Landau, ‘Die Entstehung der systematischen Dekretalensammlungen und die europäische Kanonistik des 12. Jahrhunderts’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 66 (1979) 127–28.

C. Duggan, Twelfth Century Decretal Collections and their Importance in English History (University of London Historical Studies 12; London 1963) 110–17.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 288.

H. Lohmann, ‘Die Collectio Wigorniensis (Collectio Londiniensis Regia): Ein Beitrag zur Quellengeschichte des kanonischen Rechts im 12. Jahrhundert’, ZRG Kan. Abt., 22 (1933) 36–187.