Source: CharterS351

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Alfred, king of the English, to Heahferth, minister; grant of 8 hides (mansae) at Worthy, Hants.

Charter information
Sawyer 351
Birch 740
Kemble 1121
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Winchester, Old Minster
Source Information
Language Latin with Old English
Date from Source 939
Scholarly Source Dating 871 x 899


*Grundy, Hants. 1926, pp. 187-9, bounds are probably those of Chilland in Martyr Worthy, possibly also incorporating part of Itchen Abbas; Finberg, ECW, no. 56, authentic basis, formulas are of Athelstan's time but witness-list is composite, part 9th- and part 10th-century; Hart 1970/1, p. 34 (no. 157), authentic basis; O'Donovan 1972, p. 38, very suspect; Sawyer, Burton, p. 8, very suspicious; Whitelock 1979, p. 77, spurious; Keynes 1980, p. 44 n. 81, forgery based on a genuine charter of King Athelstan; Keynes and Lapidge 1983, p. 281 n. 1, spurious, appears to combine elements from charters of Alfred and Athelstan