Downside Abbey

Last updated 12th January 2009 
Name of library  Downside Abbey
Address Stratton-on-the-Fosse, nr. Bath BA3 4RH 
Telephone 01761 235155 
Fax  01761 235124
Alternative names  
Contact & Job Title Dom Daniel Rees 
Purpose & main user community of the library Benedictine community of Downside Abbey 
Terms of access By appointment 
Opening hours Usually 09.30-13.00. Afternoons by appointment 
Disabled access Many steps 
Lending to other libraries & visitors  Not normally. Not normally
Number of volumes  150,000
Periodicals – Back Issues  170
Current Periodicals  200
Other materials  
Volumes added per year  1,000
Coverage  Patristics, monastic history and theology, church history, Byzantine history, recusant literature
Special Collections  Edmund Bishop library: liturgy; Gillow library: recusant history; David Rogers library
Manuscripts  Acton papers; Gasquet papers; Cuthbert Butler papers
Research resource  Monastic liturgy and theology; recusant literature
Catalogue Type  Card
URL of catalogue  
Other facilities  Photocopying
Full Time Staff  2
Part Time Staff  1
Voluntary Staff  1
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library