The Customary

This part of the website provides an introduction to

Four representative medieval sources of the Customary are discussed:

  • OCO: The oldest surviving text of the Old Customary
  • OCR: The only known text of a later revision of the Old Customary
  • NCC & NCS: Two versions of the New Customary

There is also a brief discussion of the edition of the Customary prepared by W. H. Frere, The Use of Sarum, I (Cambridge, 1898). The divisions of sections and subsections employed in this well-known edition are employed throughout the website.