Source: CharterS1251

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Statement by Ecgwine, bishop of the Hwicce, on the foundation and endowment of the minster at Evesham. The endowment included land at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwicks., and Chadbury, Worcs., and the minster at Fladbury, Worcs. [granted by King Æthelred (of Mercia); the land at Stratford was later ceded to Æthelheard, subregulus of the Hwicce, in exchange for the restoration of Fladbury]; 84 hides (mansae) around Evesham, on both sides of the river Avon [granted by Cenred, king of Mercia, and Offa, king of the East Angles (recte Essex)]; 20 hides at Twyford, Worcs. [granted by Osweard]; 8 hides [granted by Æthelric, son of King Oshere]; and 8 hides [granted by Balterius, sacerdos].

Charter information
Sawyer 1251
Birch 131
Kemble ---
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Evesham
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 714
Scholarly Source Dating 714


*HS, p. 281, spurious; Stevenson 1911, p. 200 n. 17, spurious; Finberg, ECWM, pp. 89-90, 214, infalted version of S 1250 with a more convincing account of the benefactions; Hart, ECNE, p. 75, expanded version of S 1250; Dumville 1992, pp. 41-2 n. 58, spurious.