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The Parish of St Saviour: a Selective Reading List


» Bankside (the parishes of St Saviour and Christchurch Southwark), vol.22 of the Survey of London series.  London: London County Council, 1950.

» Blatherwick, Simon and Richard Bluer.  Great houses, moats and mills on the south bank of the Thames: medieval and Tudor Southwark and Rotherhithe.  London: Museum of London Archeology, 2009.

» Boulton, Jeremy P.  “The Limits of Formal Religion: The Administration of Holy Communion in late Elizabethan and early Stuart London”.  London Journal 10.2 (1984), 135-154.  [Weblink]   [Mostly about St Saviour]

» — —.  “Residential mobility in seventeenth-century Southwark”.  Urban History Yearbook 1986, 1-14. 

» — —.  Neighbourhood and Society: a London suburb in the seventeenth century.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.  [The ‘suburb’ is Southwark, including the Boroughside of St Saviour parish.]

» Bowsher, Julian and Pat Miller.  The Rose and the Globe: playhouses of Shakespeare's Bankside, Southwark: excavations 1988-91.  London: Museum of London Archeology, 2009.  [Both playhouses were in St Saviour parish.]

» Caldin, Winifrede and Helen Raine.  “The Plague of 1625 and the Story of John Boston, Parish Clerk of St. Saviour's, Southwark”.  Transactions of the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society 23.1 (1971), 90-97.

» Carlin, Martha.  Medieval Southwark.  London: Hambledon, 1996. 

» Carlisle, Nicholas.  A Concise Description of the Endowed Grammar Schools in England and Wales.  2 vols.  London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1818.  [The book has a section on St Olave's School and St Saviour's School.] 

» Carrington, R.C.  Two Schools: A History of St. Olave's and St. Saviour's Grammar School Foundation.  London, 1971. 

» Cockburn, James Swanston, ed.  Calendar of Assize Records: Surrey Indictments, Elizabeth I.  London: HMSO, 1980.

» Cockburn, James Swanston, ed.  Calendar of Assize Records: Surrey Indictments, James I.  London: HMSO, 1982.

» Concanen, Matthew and Aaron Morgan.  The history and antiquities of the parish of St. Saviour's, Southwark; ...   London, 1795.

» Court Rolls of the Surrey and Kent Commissions of Sewers, 1569-1579.  London: London County Council, 1909.  [Transcriptions of the minutes of the first two commissions whose records exist; includes many properties in St Saviour.]

» Darlington, Ida.  “The Reformation in Southwark”.  Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of London 19:3 (1955), 65-81.

» Honigmann, E.A.J. and Susan Brock.  Playhouse Wills 1558-1642: An edition of wills by Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the London theatre.  Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1993.  [Includes several wills by St Saviour parishioners.] 

» Index Library Publications (IL):
        •  Union Index of Surrey probate records which survive from before the year 1650, ed. Cliff Webb.  IL, vol.99 (1990).

» Johnson, David.  Southwark and the City.  London: Oxford University Press, for the Corporation of London, 1969.

» Mackinder, Anthony, with Lyn Blackmore, Julian Bowsher, and Christopher Phillpotts.  The Hope playhouse, animal baiting and later industrial activity at Bear Gardens on Bankside: excavations at Riverside House and New Globe Walk, Southwark, 1999-2000.  London: Museum of London Archeology Studies Series 25, 2013. 

» Manning, Owen, with William Bray.  The History and Antiquities of the County of Surrey.  3 vols.  London, 1804-1814. 

» Mateer, David.  “Edward Alleyn, Richard Perkins and the Rivalry between the Swan and the Rose Playhouses”.  Review of English Studies n.s.60, no.243 (March 2009), 61-77. 

» Nelson, Alan H.  “Shakespeare and Southwark”, 159-72, in Drama and Pedagogy in Medieval and Early Modern England, ed. Elisabeth Dutton and James McBain.  Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature 31 (Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag, 2015). 

» Raine, Helen.  “Christopher Fawsett Against the Inmates: an aspect of poor law administration in the early seventeenth century.”  Surrey Archaeological Collections 66 (1969), 79-85.  [Weblink]   [Inmates in St Saviour parish.]

» Rendle, William.  Old Southwark and its People.  London, 1878. 

» — —, and Philip Norman.  The Inns of Old Southwark and their Associations.  London, 1888. 

» Seaver, Paul S.  The Puritan lectureships: the politics of religious dissent, 1560-1662.  Stanford University Press, 1970. 

» Surrey Archaeological Collections (SAC), the journal of the Surrey Archaeological Society.  Click for online images of these volumes. 
        •  Wills: transcripts of some St Saviour wills appear in volumes 1, 10-13, 23-24, and 35.
        •  “Muster Roll of Troops Raised in Surrey to be Employed in the Low Countries, 1627”, ed. Alfred Ridley Bax.  SAC, vol.10 pp.280-282.  Click for online images of part 1 or part 2

» Surrey Record Society Publications (SRS):
        •  Surrey Musters, ed Theodore Craib.  SRS, vol.iii, 1919.
        •  Surrey Wills: Archdeaconry Court, Herringman Register (1595-1608).  SRS, vol.iv, 1920.
        •  Surrey Probate Inventories 1558-1603, ed D.M. Herridge.  SRS, vol.xxxix, 2005.

» Thompson, William.  Southwark cathedral; the history and antiquities of the cathedral church of St. Saviour (St. Marie Overie).  London, 1910.

» Tiler, Arthur.  The history and antiquities of St. Saviour's Southwark; containing annals from the first founding, to the present time; ...   London, 1765.

» Wooding, Barbara.  John Lowin and the English Theatre, 1603-1647.  London: Ashgate, 2013.  [Lowen was a long-time resident in the parish.]

» Worley, George.  Southwark cathedral formerly the collegiate church of St. Saviour, otherwise St. Mary Overie.  A short history and description of the fabric, with some account of the college ... London, 1905.


» Forbes, Thomas Rogers.  Chronicle from Aldgate: Life and Death in Shakespeare's London.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1971.

» Foster, Joseph.  Alumni oxonienses: the members of the University of Oxford, 1500-1714: their parentage, birthplace, and year of birth, with a record of their degrees.  Being the matriculation register of the university, alphabetically arranged, revised, and annotated, by Joseph Foster...  Oxford and London, 1891-92.  [Weblink]

» [ODNB]  The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.  60 vols.  Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.  [Weblink]

» Rappaport, Steve.  “Social Structure and Mobility in Sixteenth-Century London: Part I”.  London Journal 9.2 (1983), 107-135.  [Weblink]

» — —.  “Social Structure and Mobility in Sixteenth-Century London: Part II”.  London Journal 10.2 (1984), 107-134. [Weblink]

» [STC]  A short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland and Ireland, and of English books printed abroad 1475-1640.  Second edition, ed. K. F. Pantzer.  London: The Bibliographical Society.  Vol.1 (A-H), 1986.  Vol.2 (I-Z), 1976.  Vol.3 (Indexes, addenda, corrigenda), 1991.  [Weblink]

» Venn, John and John Archibald Venn.  Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, from the Earliest Times to 1751.  4 vols.  Cambridge: CUP, 1922-27).  [Weblink]

» Wing, Donald Goddard.  Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700.  New York: Modern Language Association, 1972-88. 

» a Wood, Anthony.  Athenae Oxonienses, third edition.  4 vols.  Philip Bliss, 1813. 

» Wright, S J.  “Easter Books and Parish Rate Books: a new source for the urban historian.”  Urban History Yearbook 1985, 30-45.