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Æthelred, king of the West Saxons, to Wulfhere, princeps; grant of 6 hides (cassati) at Buttermere, Wilts., and at Æscmere.

Charter information
Sawyer 336
Birch 508
Kemble 1059
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Winchester, Old Minster
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 863
Scholarly Source Dating 863


*HS, p. 654, very questionable; Grundy, Wilts. 1919, pp. 183-7, bounds describe whole of Buttermere and parts of Linkenholt and Vernham Dean, Hants.; Grundy, Hants. 1927, pp. 281-3; Darlington 1955, pp. 7, 87; Finberg, ECW, no. 20, authentic basis, but date impossible for King Æthelberht and Bishop Swithhun, dates ? 866 x 867; Hart 1970/1, p. 36 (no. 192), authentic basis; O'Donovan 1973, p. 108, on dates of Bishop Swithhun; PN Dorset, i. 347; Keynes 1988, p. 185 n. 3, on formulation; Keynes 1994/2, pp. 1123-31, esp. pp. 1124, 1129-30, likely to be authentic, perhaps drafted by royal scribe, Æthelred may have enjoyed some power in his brother's lifetime