Church Administration

Information on the extent of the diocese of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Canterbury's peculiar jurisdiction.

Details of papers held by the Library relating to medical licences issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury between 1535-1775, through the Vicar General or the Faculty Office.

Information on visitations carried out by Archbishops of Canterbury and Bishops of London, and the related records held by the Library.

Lists of Lambeth degrees, granted by the Archbishop. There are some chronological gaps in the early records. Note that the National Archives class C 58 (Chancery dispensations, from 1595) also includes information on Lambeth degrees.


Guide to legal sources within the Library's collections. 


Guide to key sources on the Church of England and the First World War.

Click on the attachments, below right, to download these research guides.


Further information can be found at the Building on History project.