Source: CharterS263

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Description

Cynewulf, king, to the church of Sherborne; grant of one hide (mansio) at Lyme, Dorset, to be used for saltmaking.

Charter information
Sawyer 263
Birch 224
Kemble ---
British Academy O'Donovan, Sherborne No. 2
Source Used Brit_Ac
Archive(s) Sherborne
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 774
Scholarly Source Dating 774

Notes

*Stenton 1918, p. 443 n. 48, cited with reference to witness-list(= Stenton 1970, p. 57 n. 6); Finberg, ECW, no. 562, authentic; Edwards 1988, pp. 241-3, substantially authentic; O'Donovan, Sherborne, pp. xxv, 5, authentic; Kelly 1990/1, p. 88, suspicious features; Wormald 1992, p. 431, reference to liturgical use of salt dues does not condemn charter; Hooke 1994, pp. 84-5; Abrams 1996, p. 156, on estate history.