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The Story of St. Mary and St. Hardulph Church


Hardly anyone who has had cause to write extensively for either pleasure or guidance on Leicestershire fails to make comment on Breedon on the Hill.

Below are listed a few of the works one has had cause to check against more closely than others.

History and Antiquities of the country of Leicester, Volume III, part II. John Nichols 1804.
Various Wright's County Directories of the 19th. century.
Early English Ornament, J. Bronsted. London 1924.
The Carved Stones at Breedon on the Hill, Leicestershire, and their position in the History of English Art. A. W. Clapham. 1930, Oxford.
Anglo Saxon Art to AD900. T. D. Kendrick. London 1938.
English Art 870-1100. T. D. Rice. Oxford 1952.
Recent discoveries at Breedon on the Hill (Lough: Arch: Soc: Bulletin 1959) B. C. J. Williams.
Excavation reports on Breedon Hill by Kathleen Kenyon and others - Trans, Leics. Arch. sec.
Buildings of England (Leics. and Rutland) by N. Pevsner, Penguin 1960.
Anglo Saxon Architecture, H. M. & J. Taylor, Cambridge 1964.
Repton Studies, H. M. Taylor.
Who was St. Hardulph. Sir Matthew Ingle Joyce.
The St. Chads Gospels or Lichfied Gospels, Douglas Brown.
The Lindisfarne Gospels, Janet Backhouse, Phaidoe 1981.
Mercian Studies, Ed. Ann Dornier, Leic. Univ. 1977.
Cartularium Saxonicum, Ed. W. G. Birch, 1985-93.
Schools of Mercian Sculpture, Rosemary Cramp.
Brixworth and its monastery plus other related studies and lectures by David Parsons.
Celtic Art Ruth and Vincent Megaw, Thames Hudon 1969.
The Anglo Saxons, Ed. James Campbell, Phaidon 1982.
Photo studes from Courtauld Institute of Art.

I am also indebted to the National Library of Stockholm, Sweden.

For photo copies of the Tatwin Enigmata from, the British Library London.

To the Abbot and Brother Robert McGregor of Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, Leicestershire for arranging a translation of the Tatwin poems - and Father Theodore whose Scholarship has given us the modern translation.

My thanks are due also to Mr. W. S. Moffat M.Sc. of Loughborough University for the Geological details in the guide, Glyn Barnett for the photography, Stephen Nevin for the design and co-ordination, who together with the enthusiasm of many local Breedon parishioners made this Breedon story possible.

B. W (1996)

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