Virtual Tour Bibliography

DRc codes refer to the archives of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester Cathedral held at Medway Archives.

Primary sources

Cotton MS. Vespasian A. 22, c.1200, London, British Library, f. 30.

Gervase of Canterbury, c.1200, Opera Historica, Rolls Series 73, i. 100. London, British Library.

Textus Roffensis, c.1123, Rochester, Cathedral Library, MS A. 3. 5, f. 172.

Academic literature

Alexander, J. (2006) ‘The West Transept of Rochester Cathedral’ in Brown, S., Ayers, T. and Tatton-Brown, T.  (eds.) Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology at Rochester. The British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions XXVIII. Leeds: Maney.

Arnold, A. (1992) The Lapidarium Catalogue. Rochester Cathedral Library archive report.

Carden and Godfrey Architects, 2009, Rochester Cathedral – Metric Survey, Job No. 3081/21. Unpublished archive report.

Graham, D. and Scott, J. H. (2017a) A photographic survey of bordered inscription graffiti from Rochester Cathedral. Rochester Cathedral Research Guild archive report RCL17-10.

Graham, D. and Scott, J. H. (2017b) A photographic survey of cult mark graffiti from Rochester Cathedral. Rochester Cathedral Research Guild archive report RCL17-11.

Graham, D. and Scott, J. H., (2019), Alphanumeric graffiti at Rochester Cathedral. Archaeologia Cantiana, 2019. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society.

Halsey, R., 2006, ‘The Twelfth-Century Nave of Rochester Cathedral’ in Brown, S., Ayers, T. and Tatton-Brown, T.  (eds.) Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology at Rochester. The British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions XXVIII. Leeds: Maney.

Keevill, G. and Scott, J. H. (2017) A thirteenth-century altar slab fragment from Rochester Cathedral. Rochester Cathedral Research Guild archive report RCL17-03.

McAleer, P., 1985, Some observations on the building sequence of the nave of Rochester Cathedral. Archaeologia Cantiana, vol. 102, pp. 149-170.

McAleer, P., 1996, ‘The Medieval Fabric’, in Yates, N. and Welsby, P. (eds), Faith and Fabric; A History of Rochester Cathedral 604-1994, Rochester: Boydell and Brewer, Friends of Rochester Cathedral, pp. 149-184.

McNeill, J., 2006, ‘The East Cloister Range of Rochester Cathedral Priory’ in Brown, S., Ayers, T. and Tatton-Brown, T.  (eds.) Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology at Rochester. The British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions XXVIII. Leeds: Maney.

Messenger, A. W. B. (1927) Rochester Cathedral Heraldry Before A.D. 1800. Archaeologia Cantiana, 039.06. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.039%20-%201927/039-06.pdf

Minnerthey, A. and Scott, J. H. (2016) Scale drawings of Rochester’s cathedrals. Rochester Cathedral Research Guild archive report RCL16-04.

Palmer, G.H. (1897), The Cathedral Church of Rochester – A description of its fabric and a brief history of the Episcopal See, Bell’s Cathedrals, George Bell & Sons. Available at: gutenberg.org/files/25084/25084-h/25084-h.htm

Physick, H. (1995) An inventory of the fabric of Rochester Cathedral. Unpublished archive report.

Ratcliffe, B. (2012) Heraldry in Rochester Cathedral. Friends of Rochester Cathedral Annual Report 2011-2012. Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Scott, J. H. (2016b) A photographic survey of ledger stones and brass matrix from Rochester Cathedral. Rochester Cathedral Research Guild archive report RCL16-03.

Scott, J. H. (2016a) A photographic survey of a thirteenth-century figurative decorative scheme from Rochester Cathedral. Rochester Cathedral Research Guild archive report RCL16-01.

Scott, J. H. (2017a) A structure-from-motion modelling survey of medieval tombs from Rochester Cathedral. Rochester Cathedral Research Guild archive report RCL17-01.

Scott, J. H. (2017b) A structure-from-motion modelling survey of medieval brass indents from Rochester Cathedral. Rochester Cathedral Research Guild archive report RCL17-02.

Scott, J. H. (2017c) Structure-from-motion models of two carved stone fragments from Anglo-Saxon Rochester. Rochester Cathedral Research Guild archive report RCL17-05.

Scott, J. H. (2017d) A photographic survey of ship graffiti from Rochester Cathedral. Rochester Cathedral Research Guild archive report RCL17-06.

Scott, J. H. (2017e) A photographic survey of cross and crucifix graffiti from Rochester Cathedral. Rochester Cathedral Research Guild archive report RCL17-07.

Scott, J. H. (2017f) A photographic survey of arc, circle and multifoil graffiti from Rochester Cathedral. Rochester Cathedral Research Guild archive report RCL17-08.

Scott, J. H. (2017g) A photographic survey of heraldic, pictorial and symbolic graffiti from Rochester Cathedral. Rochester Cathedral Research Guild archive report RCL17-09.

Scott, J. H., 2018, Pictorial and symbolic graffiti at Rochester Cathedral. Archaeologia Cantiana, 2018. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society.

St John Hope, W. H., 1898, ‘The Architectural History of the Cathedral Church and Monastery of St. Andrew at Rochester; 1. The Cathedral Church’, Archaeologia Cantiana, vol. 23, pp. 194-328.

St John Hope, W. H., 1900, ‘The Architectural History of the Cathedral Church and Monastery of St. Andrew at Rochester; 2. The Monastery’, Archaeologia Cantiana, vol. 24, pp. 1-85.

Further Reading
The Anglo-Saxon Cathedral

Anonymous, 2003, The Anglo–Saxon Church, Friends of Rochester Cathedral Annual Report, 18-19

Bede (ed. L Shirley-Price), 1955, A History of the English Church and People (Penguin).

Clapham, A., 1964. English Romanesque Architecture before the Conquest (1st edition 1930).

Livett, G. M. 1889. Foundations of the Saxon Church at Rochester, Archaeologia Cantiana 18, 201-78.

Livett, G. M. 1895. Medieval Rochester, Archaeologia Cantiana 21, 17-72.

Hope, W. H. St John, 1898, The architectural history of the Cathedral church and monastery of St Andrew’s Rochester, Archaeologia Cantiana 23, 194-328.

Palmer, G. H., 1899, The Cathedral Church of Rochester: A Description of its fabric and a Brief History of the Episcopal See (1st edition 1897).

Flight, C. 1997, The Bishops and Monks of Rochester 1076-1214.

McAleer, J. P. 1999. Rochester Cathedral 604–1540: An architectural history. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Ward, A., 1999a, Saxon Roots, Friends of Rochester Cathedral Annual Report, 16-20.

Ward, A., 1999b, Boley Hill, Rochester: repaving project, Kent Archaeological Society Newsletter 43.

Ward, A., 2001, Boley Hill repaving, Rochester, Canterbury’s Archaeology 1998-1999, 33-42.

Ward, A., 2002, Archaeological Observations Undertaken During the Repaving Project at Boley Hill, Rochester (unpublished archive report).

Ward, A. 2015a, Still more archaeological problems at Rochester Cathedral, Kent Archaeological Review 197, 254-71.