Source: CharterS806

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King Edgar to Winchester Cathedral; renewal of the liberty of Taunton, Somerset, as granted by King Edward in exchange for land at 10 hides at Crowcombe, 20 at Compton and 20 at Banwell, Somerset, and 20 at Stoce near Shalbourne, Wilts., the land at Compton and Banwell having been given later to the community at Cheddar in exchange for land at Carhampton, Somerset. In return for the confirmation Bishop Æthelwold gave to King Edgar 200 mancuses of gold and a gold cup weighing 5 pounds and to Queen Ælfthryth 50 mancuses.

Charter information
Sawyer 806
Birch 1219
Kemble 598
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Winchester, Old Minster
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 978
Scholarly Source Dating 968


*Stevenson 1904, p. 202 n. 2, doubtful; Robinson 1919, p. 36 n. 2, p. 37, Latin version spurious; Robertson, Charters, pp. 339-42; Finberg 1943, p. 190 n. 5, spurious; Harmer 1950, p. 344 n. 5, both versions are irregular. The Latin is unlikely to be authentic, but the English, although not beyond doubt, may be authentic with addition of dating clause and witness-list; Harmer, Writs, pp. 524-5, not authentic, but probably a substantial basis of fact; Darlington 1955, p. 86; Finberg, ECW, no. 510 and p. 229, authentic basis, both versions summarize provisions in a genuine lost charter of Edgar; John 1965, pp. 412-13, 423, adapted, but likely to have a substantial basis of fact; HRH, p. 235, probably authentic base, subscriptions doubtful; Sawyer 1978, p. 212, cited; Keynes and Lapidge 1983, p. 264 n. 192, on Banwell, pp. 317-18 n. 25, on Cheddar; Dumville 1992, p. 108 n. 249, troublesome, represents a confirmation of S 373; Blair 1996, pp. 118-19, on reference to Cheddar; cf. S 373.

Notes: The emendation to 968 is suggested by the regnal year, and is compatible with the witness-list


Editor Article or Book Title Journal or Pub.Loc. Date pp.
Robertson, Agnes Jane Anglo-Saxon Charters Cambridge 1956 92-5 [no.45]