Tickhill Psalter


The Tickhill Psalter

Scholars would have heard of the library and its treasures including sumptuously illuminated bibles, as well as a Bestiary, or book of beasts, given to the Prior of Worksop by the Bishop of Lincoln.

One book from this library still exists. It is known as the TICKHILL PSALTER so called because it was produced by John de Tickhill who was Prior in the early 1300’s. It is one of the finest of all English medieval manuscripts. Today it is kept safely in the New York Public Library. Sadly, few people in Nottinghamshire are aware of this wonderful part of our Christian heritage.

The Psalter, or book of Psalms is richly decorated with wonderfully colourful capitals and borders with scenes from the life of King David.