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King Æthelred to Wulfsige, bishop, and Sherborne Abbey; permission to convert the community to the Benedictine Rule, and confirmation of land at Stockland in Sherborne, Dorset; 9 hides (cassati) at Holcombe Rogus, Devon; 15 at Halstock, 7 at Thornford, 10 at Bradford Abbas, 5 at Oborne, 8 at Stalbridge Weston, 20 in Stalbridge, all in Dorset; 10 at Wulfheardigstoke; 8 at (Nether and Over) Compton, Dorset; 2 in Osanstoke; and 1 hide (mansa) at Lyme, Dorset.

Charter information
Sawyer 895
Birch ---
Kemble 701
British Academy O'Donovan, Sherborne No. 11
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Sherborne
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 998
Scholarly Source Dating 998


*Ekwall 1936, p. 20, identifies Wulfheardigstoke and Osanstoke with Stoke Abbot, Dorset; Robertson, Charters, p. 448, on identification of Holcombe; Harmer, Writs, p. 485, spurious; Finberg, ECDC, no. 45; Finberg, ECW, no. 614, authentic basis; HRH, p. 232, subscriptions are consistent, otherwise dubious; Keynes 1980, p. 256, authentic; O'Donovan, Sherborne, pp. xviii-xx, xxii, 41-4, border-line authenticity, possibly acceptable; PN Dorset, iii. 280, 283, 294, 324, 370-1; Lapidge 1993, p. 290, authentic; Hooke 1994, p. 116, cited; Faith 1997, pp. 19-22, on background