Balliol College

Balliol College is one of the three colleges which can claim to be the oldest in Oxford. The foundation date is traditionally reckoned as 1263.

Balliol's medieval and early modern manuscript books, extensive C18-20 personal and family archives, and 8 centuries of college administrative records are all housed and consulted in the Historic Collections Centre at St Cross Church, Holywell. Researchers should request appointments in advance with the Library and Archives team.

Address: Balliol College, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BJ



Further reading: 

John Jones, Balliol College: a History (1997, 2nd ed rev 2005)