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Cities in History: Archives and Traces, 1100 –1700

Ordinances of the Durham butchers

Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections, MSP 49
Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections, DCG 3/1

Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections, DCG 3/2

http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ead/ant/mickspea.xml&toc.id=#mickspea-1632

http://reed.dur.ac.uk/xtf/view?docId=ead/adm/dcg.xml#ge3

The first record here is a later transcript of the earliest surviving ordinary of a Durham guild. As with the late medieval and early modern ordinances of other Durham crafts, the three sets of ordinances – from 1403, 1579 and 1660 – demonstrate the financial demands of the bishop upon the citizens of Durham. The 1660 orders date from the re-establishment of the Church of England, following the Restoration of the monarchy, and the return of the English episcopate.