The Winchcombe Annals or sometimes Later Winchcombe Annals are a chronicle compiled c. 1240 by an anonymous monk at the Benedictine abbey, Winchcombe Abbey.[1]

The manuscript is damaged and only the portion from 1049 to 1232 remain although it was a longer document. The source material up to 1181 is from the Winchcombe Chronicle and from thereon from another annal. The manuscript also holds pictorial representation of a sun dial,[2] and the twelve winds of Aristotle.[3]

It is currently in Bodleian Library at BL, Cotton Faustina B.i, fol. 12r–29v.


  1. ^ Hayward, Paul Antony, “Later Winchcombe Annals”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu.
  2. ^ Jas Elsner, Comparativism in Art History (Routledge, 2017).
  3. ^ The Twelve Winds, In 'The Winchcombe Chronicle', The British Library 26 March 2009.