Source: CharterS345

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Alfred, king of the Saxons, to Athelstan, his minister; grant of 15 hides (cassati) at Cyricestun (? Somerset), in return for 30 mancuses and 2 hides at Stoce (? Stoke St Mary, Somerset).

Charter information
Sawyer 345
Birch 550
Kemble 1065
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Winchester, Old Minster
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 882
Scholarly Source Dating 882

Notes

*Plummer 1899, pp. 96, 111, authentic; Stevenson 1904, p. 330 n. 6, dubious; PN Worcs., p. 107; Drögereit 1935, p. 373 n. 1, suspicious; Grundy, Somerset, pp. 142-9, associates bounds with Norton Fitzwarren and Hill Farrance, Somerset; Finberg, ECW, no. 420, authentic, Cyrices tun is Creech; Whitelock 1966, p. 101, on internal reference to otherwise unknown campaign; Hart 1970, p. 31 (no. 112), authentic; Whitelock 1979, pp. 78, 92 n. 7, authenticity uncertain; Keynes and Lapidge 1983, p. 227 n. 1, cited; Fleming 1985, p. 252, cited; Dumville 1992, p. 41 n. 56, cited; Keynes 1994/2, p. 1135, authentic basis, probably rewritten by a forger; Abrams 1996, pp. 100-1 n. 144, on Cyricestun