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Sussex Monasteries at the time of their Suppression; Boxgrove, Shulbred, Bayham, Dureford, Lewes. Partly from Original MSS., by W. H. Blaauw, M.A., F.S.A., published 1854 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 7, article, pp.217-228) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2092] & The Keep [LIB/500226] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Dureford Abbey, its Fortunes and Misfortunes, with some particulars of the Premonstratensian Order, by W. H. Blaauw, F.S.A., published 1856 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 8, article, pp.41-96) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2093] & The Keep [LIB/500227] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Dureford Abbey, by Mark Antony Lower, M.A., published 1870 in A Compendious History of Sussex, Topographical, Archaeological & Anecdotal (vol. I, pp.140-142, Lewes: George P. Bacon) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8946][Lib 3314] & The Keep [LIB/500159]   View Online

Encaustic Tiles at Dureford Abbey and Selborne Priory, by C. T. P. [Charles T. Phillips], published 1892 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 38, notes & queries, p.224) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2123] & The Keep [LIB/500256] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Houses of Premonstratensian canons: Abbey of Dureford, by William Page, F.S.A., published 1907 in The Victoria History of the County of Sussex (vol. 2: Ecclesiastical, Maritime, Social and Economic History, Population 1801-1901, Industries, Agriculture, Forestry, Architecture, Schools and Sport, pp.89-92, London: Victoria County History, ISBN-10: 0712905863 & ISBN-13: 9780712905862) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2399][Lib 9097] & The Keep [LIB/500090][LIB/504899] & R.I.B.A. Library & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries   View Online

"A Principle Protest", John Caryll, second Baron Caryll of Durford, 1667-1736, by H. Erskine-Hill, published 1975 in The Social Milieu of Alexander Pope (article)

The Cartulary of Durford Abbey, Sussex, by D. King, 1979 at Manitoba University (Ph.D. thesis)

Durford Abbey, by Frederick G. Aldsworth, published 1979 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 117, shorter notice, p.251) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7497] & The Keep [LIB/500312] & S.A.S. library

Durford Abbey and its Land, by E. M. Yates, published 1980 (pamphlet, Harting Society) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7490]

John, First Lord Caryll of Durford, and the Caryll Papers, by H. Erskine-Hill, published 1995 in The Stuart Court in Exile and the Jacobites (chapter 5, article, pp.73-90)

Durford Abbey, by Leslie Lloyd, published 1996 (Occasional paper, no. 1, 32 pp., Rogate: Rogate Society) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13318] & British Library & West Sussex Libraries

The Durford Cartulary, edited by Janet Stevenson, published 2006 (vol. 90, li + 163 pp., Sussex Record Society, ISBN-10: 0854450696 & ISBN-13: 9780854450695) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15611] & The Keep [LIB/500467][Lib/507873] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries   View Online
The text of this volume consists of an English calendar of the cartulary of Durford abbey, a house of Premonstratensian, or White, canons. The history of the order is discussed in the introduction as is that of the abbey from its foundation to its dissolution. There are five appendices: the first comprises deeds relating to the abbey, which might have been included in the cartulary but were not; the next three list all the abbots, canons and secular clerks of the abbey; and the fifth is a concordance of the cartulary' s pagination and foliations with the entry numbers used in this volume. There are indexes of persons and places and of subjects.
Durford abbey was established about 1161 on the northern bank of the Rother in the parish of Rogate by Henry Hussey, lord of the neighbouring manor of Harting. The cartulary, mostly compiled in the late 13th century but with later additions, records its endowment by the founder, his son and others, notably Henry of Guildford in the early 14th century. The endowments were mostly in West Sussex and Hampshire, but some were in Kent and Wiltshire. In the early 13th century the abbey acquired by purchase the lands of the leper hospital at Harting, also a Hussey foundation. As one of the smaller religious houses, Durford was dissolved in 1536.
The cartulary records gifts not only of relatively unproductive lands such as marsh, which the Premonstratensians considered acceptable, but also of land already cleared for agriculture and pasture for their sheep. It yields some evidence of the ensuing consolidation by exchange and the change to leasing or farming of the abbey's lands by the late 13th century; and records the terms of several corrodes or provisions for maintenance, some residential, sold by the abbey in the early 14th century to benefactors and servants.