Source: CharterS265

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Description

Cynewulf, king of the Saxons, to the brethren of Bath, St Peter's Minster; grant of 5 hides (mansiones) at North Stoke, Somerset.

Charter information
Sawyer 265
Birch 327
Kemble 193
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Bath
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 808
Scholarly Source Dating 757 x 758

Notes

*Hunt, Bath Carts., p. xxxiv, may originally have been a charter of Coenwulf of Mercia; Stenton 1933, p. 325 n. 3, on a witness (= Stenton 1970, p. 191 n. 2); Grundy, Somerset, pp. 230-2, on bounds; Finberg, ECW, no. 388, authentic, date 808 probably error for 758; John 1966, p. 88, on history of Bath; Sims-Williams 1975, pp. 8-9, authentic, discusses history of Bath minster; Whitelock, EHD, pp. 374, 498, authentic; Scharer 1982, p. 214, doubtful; Wormald 1983, p. 117, cited; Cunliffe 1984, p. 349, cited; Edwards 1988, pp. 223-7, probably authentic, with some corruption and minor alterations; O'Donovan, Sherborne, p. 5, dates 757 x 760; Sims-Williams 1990, pp. 160-1, probably belongs to 758; Cubitt 1995, p. 268, substantially authentic, probably 758.