Emma Cayley's Exeter Manuscripts Project uses the holdings of Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives

Unique medieval resources

Exeter is an excellent place in which to study the Middle Ages. The holdings of Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives include the unique collection of Old English verse, the Exeter Book, and a detailed record of late eleventh-century landholding in the South West, the Exon Domesday.

The archives of the Cathedral and the Devon Heritage Centre contain detailed records of medieval landholdings and towns across Devon and the South West.

The University itself currently holds on loan the late medieval manuscript holdings of Syon Abbey.

In addition to these resources on our doorstep, we also have relationships with other institutions in the South West including Wells Cathedral Library and Archives.