Preliminary Bibliography

A History of Canterbury Cathedral / edited by Patrick Collinson, Nigel Ramsay, and Margaret Sparks. Oxford, New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.

Bevin, Anthony E. The Canterbury transepts : casting off the chains of Cluny / Anthony E. Bevin. Series: MACAA 1977 paper ; 3 [St. Paul, Minn.] : Hamline University Press, [1977]

Bilson, J. 'The Norman school and the beginnings of Gothic architecture: two octopartite vaults: Montivilliers and Canterbury', Archaeological Journal, 74, 1917.  Pages. 1-35.

Britton, J., The History and Antiquities of the Metropolitical Church of Canterbury, London, 1821.

Brooks, Nicholas. The early history of the Church of Canterbury : Christ Church from 597 to 1066 / Nicholas Brooks. Leicester : Leicester University Press, 1984. ISBN: 0718511824

Caroe, W. "The choir of Canterbury Cathedral', Archaeologia, 62, 1911.

---------- The Christ Church Gateway. Friends of Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury ,1922.

Dart, J., The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Canterbury, 1726.

Frankl. P. Gervase of Canterbury: the Gothic, Literary Sources and Interpretations through Eight Centuries. Princeton, 1960.

Gem, Richard.  'The Anglo-Saxon cathedral church at Canterbury', Archaeological Journal. 127, 1970, pp. 196-201.

St. John Hope, W.  'The first cathedral church of Canterbury'. Proc.  Society of Antiquaries of London, 2nd ser., 30,  1918, pp. 136-58.

Hasted, E., History of Kent, 2nd ed., 2 Vols. Canterbury, 1800.

Hussey, R. C. Extracts from Ancient Documents relating to the Cathedral and Precincts of Canterbury. Privately published, 1881.

Keates, Jonathan and Angelo Hornak.  Canterbury Cathedral / Jonathan Keates & Angelo Hornak.London : Scala Books / P. Wilson ; distributed by Lippincott & Crowell, 1980.  ISBN:  085667088X : 0856670693 (pbk.)

Knowles, D.D. 'The early community of Christ Church Canterbury', Journal of Theological Studies, 39, 1938, pp. i26-31

Legge, J. and St John Hope. Inventories of Christ Church. Canterbury. London,1902.

Medieval art and architecture at Canterbury before 1220. [London] : British Archaeological Association : published jointly with the Kent Archaeological Society, 1982. ISBN: 0907307051 :  0907307043 (pbk.)

Reader-Moore, A.  "The liturgical chancel of Canterbury Cathedral', Cant. Cath.  Chron., 7 1979, Pages 25-44.

Newman, John. North East and East Kent. Penguin Buildings of England series,  edited by Nikolaus Pevsner. London, 1970. Pages 164-221.

Oswald, A. 'Canterbury Cathedral, the nave and its designer.' Burlington Magazine, 75, 1939.

Parsons, D.  "The pre-conquest Cathedral of Canterbury', Arch.  Cant., 84, 1969, p.I75.

Phillips, C. S. Canterbury Cathedral in the Middle Ages.  London, 1949.

Pickering, Kenneth. The mysteries at Canterbury cathedral / adapted by Kenneth Pickering, Kevin Wood and Philip  Dart ; edited by Shirley Bennetts. Worthing : Churchman, 1986. ISBN: 1850930406 (pbk) :

Armitage Robinson,  J. "The early community of Christ Church Canterbury' Journal of Theological Studies, 27, 1926. Pages. 225-40.

Serle, W.G. ed. Christ Church Canterbury: I The Chronicle of John Stone. Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Octavio Pubs no 34, Cambridge, 1902.

Severens, K. 'William of Sens and the double columns at Sens and Canterbury', Journal of the  Warburg and Courtauld Insts, 33, 1970, pp. 307-13.

Shirley, John. The pictorial history of Canterbury Cathedral / Canon John Shirley . Series: Pitkin pride of Britain books London : Pitkin Pictorials, 1969.

Smith, G., A Chronological History of Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury, 1883.

Smith, Reginald Allender. Canterbury cathedral priory, a study in monastic administration, by R. A. L. Smith. Cambridge [Eng.] The University press, 1969 [1943].

Somner, William. The most accurate history of the ancient city, and famous cathedral of Canterbury. : Being an exact description of all the  rarities in that city, suburbs, and cathedral: together, with the lives of all the arch-bishops of that See; illustrated with divers maps and figures. Published by Will. Somner London : printed by VVilliam Godbid for Richard Thrale, at the Crosse-Keyes at Paul's gate, entring into Cheap-side, 1661. Available on-line.

Taylor, H.M. "The Anglo-Saxon cathedral church at Canterbury', Archaeological Journal, 126, 1969, pp. 100-21.

Urry, W. G., Canterbury under the Angevin Kings.  London, 1967.

----------- Cardinal Morton and the Angel Steeple. Friends of Canterbury Cathedral, 1965.

Willis, Robert. The architectural history of Canterbury cathedral. by the Rev. R. Willis. London, Longman 1845.

Withers, Hartley. The cathedral church of Canterbury; a description of its fabric and a brief history of the  archiepiscopal see by Hartley Withers. Series:   Bell's cathedral series. London, G. Bell, 1925.

Woodman, Francis. The architectural history of Canterbury Cathedral / Francis Woodman. London ; Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981. ISBN: 0710007523.

--------'The Holland Family and Canterbury Cathedral', Cant.  Cath.  Chron., 70, 1976. Pages 23-8.

--------'Lanfranc's cathedral at Canterbury', Cant.  Cath.  Chron., 71, 1977.

--------'The "re-opening" of the choir, 1180-1980', Cant.  Cath. Chron., 74, 1980.

Woodruff, C. Eveleigh (Charles Eveleigh),. Memorials of the cathedral & priory of Christ in Canterbury, by Eveleigh Woodruff and William  Danks ... with illustrations by Louis Weirter, R.B.A.. London, Chapman & Hall, 1912.

Woolnoth, W. A Graphical Illustration of the Metropolitical Cathedral Church of Canterbury.  1816.


Butler, John R. The Quest for Becket's Bones : the mystery of the relics of St. Thomas Becket of Canterbury / John Butler.New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 1995.

Taylor, A.J. 'Edward I and the shrine of St. Thomas Becket.' Journal of the British Archeological Association,  132,1970.

Turner, D.H. ' The Customery of the shrine of St. Thomas Becket.' Canterbury Cathedral Chronicle, 70, 1976.


Caviness, Madeline Harrison. The early stained glass of Canterbury Cathedral, circa 1175-1220 / Madeline Harrison Caviness. Series:  Courtauld Institute illustration archives ; 1, Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1977.

----------------The windows of Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury / by Madeline Harrison Caviness. Series: Corpus vitrearum Medii Aevi. Great Britain ; v. 2. London : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 1981. ISBN: 0197259952

Rackham, Bernard. The ancient glass of Canterbury Cathedral / Bernard Rackham ; with a foreword by Archbishop  Lord Lang of Lambeth. London : Published for the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral by Lund Humphries, 1949


Cave,  C.  "The Roof-Bosses of the Cathedral Church of Christ, Canterbury, Canterbury Papers" No. 4, Canterbury, 1934.

Kahn, Deborah. Canterbury Cathedral and its Romanesque sculpture / Deborah Kahn. London : H. Miller, c1991. ISBN:  0905203186

Woodman,  F. 'Two tombs in the south choir aisle', Cant.  Cath.  Chron., 69, 1975, Pages. 15-22.


Caroe, W.  'Wall paintings in the Infirmary Chapel', Archaeologia, 63, 1911-12, at 51-6.

Caviness, M.  'A lost cycle of Canterbury paintings of  1220', Antiquarians Journal, 54, part  i, 1974. Pages 66-74.

Dodwell, C.  The Canterbury School of Illumination, Cambridge, 1954.

Messenger, A. The Heraldry of Canterbury Cathedral: the Great Cloister Vault. Canterbury, 1947.

Tristram, E. The Paintings of Canterbury Cathedral, Friends of Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, 1935.

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