Bird, Charles, R.P.E. S. Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield. Six Original Etchings with Letterpress description. Bristol: Frost and Reed. 1896.

Chadwick, Rev. Percival S. Notes on Churches and Abbeys: St. Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

Clark, Leonard. Some Memorials: St. Bartholomew's Priory Church West Smithfield. St. Albans: The Campfield Press. 1981.

Crossley, Fred H. The English Abbey: Its Life and Work in the Middle Ages. 3rd ed. London: B. T. Batsford Ltd. 1949.

----- English Church Craftsmanship. 2nd ed. London: B. T. Batsford Ltd. 1947.

Dickinson, Rev. J.C. The Origins of the Austin Canons and Their Introduction into England. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1950.

Dudley, Rev. Dr. Martin, Rector. Saint Bartholomew the Great. Norwich: The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great & Jarrold Publishing. 1999.

Dungavell, Ian. The architectural career of SIr Aston Webb (1849-1930). (London: University of London, Royal Holloway & New Bedford College). 1999.

Forrest, Francis. A Heritage of Praise and Prayer. London: John Roberts Press Limited. Undated; some time after 1928.

Jones, Charles W. Saints' Lives and Chronicles in Early England: together with first English translations of “The Oldest Life of Pope St. Gregory the Great” by a monk of Whitby and “The Life of St. Guthlac of Crowland” by Felix. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 1947.

Jones, Philip E. The Butchers of London. London: Secker & Warburg. 1976.

Leonard, John. London's Parish Churches. Derby: Breedon Books Publishing Company. 1997.

Moore, Dr. Norman. A Brief Relation of the Past and Present State of the Royal and Religious Foundation of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. London: Adlard & Son. 1895.

----- The Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield: Its foundation, present condition, and funeral monuments. London: Adlard & Son. 1894.

----- The Oldest Church in London. From The Century, volume 33, issue 4 (February 1887).

Morgan, Emily Malbone. Prior Rahere's Rose. Hartford, Connecticut: Belknap & Warfield. 1893.

Morley, Henry. Memoirs of Bartholomew Fair. London: Chapman & Hall. 1859.

mr_psm, The Hand & Shears Review. 4 Jan 2004.

Normanus. An Illustrated Account of St. Bartholomew's Priory Church &c. London: Bemrose and Sons. circa 1880.

Ogilvy, James S. Relics and Memorials of London City. London: George Routledge & Sons, Limited. 1910.

Platt, Colin. The Abbeys and Priories of Medieval England. New York: Fordham University Press. 1984.

Powell, Richard. “An account of two seals attached to a deed of the twelfth century, granted by the Prior and Convent of St. Bartholomew, in Smithfield.” Archaelogia 19 (1821).

Redmond-Howard, L.G. The Ballad of Rahere the Jester: London's Golden Legend. London: Houghton, 1930.

Rounding, Virginia. Awaiting an Epiphany: Poems for St. Bartholomew the Great. London: The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great. 1997.

The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great. 4 Jan 2004.

Savage, Canon E. Sydney. Rahere Yesterday and Today & His Priory Church of St. Bartholomew: Its Chequered Story and An Appeal. London: Waterlow & Sons Limited, circa 1930.

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Sisti, P. Adalberto. Basilica S. Bartolomeo All'Isola Tiberina Roma. [It's in Italian. I can't tell who published it, or the publication date, or anything like that.]

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Voragine, Jacobus, translated by Granger Ryan and Helmut Ripperger. The Golden Legend. New York : Arno Press. 1969.

Webb, E. A. 18 Views of the Ancient Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London. 21st ed. London: Freeman Dovaston.

----- The Book of the Foundation of the Church of St. Bartholomew, London, rendered into Modern English. London: The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great. 1996.

----- A History of the Smithfield Gate. London: W. H. & L. Collingridge. 1908.

----- The Records of St. Bartholomew's Priory and of the Church and Parish of St. Bartholomew the Great West Smithfield. Oxford: University Press, for E. A. Webb. 1921.

Winyard, T. The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great (Founded 1123 AD): the oldest parish church in London. London: Colyer & Southey. 1973.

A Woman's Walk: St. Bartholomew the Great. 4 Jan 2004.

Worley, George. The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield: A short history of the foundation and a description of the fabric and also of the church of St. Bartholomew-the-Less. London: George Bell & Sons. 1908.


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