Source: CharterS303

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Ęthelwulf, king of the West Saxons, to the Church; general grant of lands and privileges with a list of the Glastonbury estates affected, namely 5 hides at Buckland Newton, Dorset; 6 at Pennard, Somerset; 1 at Cetenes felda; 6 at Cerawycombe (? Crowcombe, Somerset); 10 hides at Sowy (cf. Middlezoy, Westonzoyland), 3 at Puriton, 1.5 at Montacute (Lodegaresbergh), Somerset; 1.5 at Culmstock, 0.5 at Monk Okehampton and 0.5 at Braunton, Devon ('Second Decimation').

Charter information
Sawyer 303
Birch 472
Kemble 1050
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Glastonbury
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 22nd April 854
Scholarly Source Dating 854

Notes

*HS, pp. 638, 640, doubtful; Stevenson 1904, pp. 186-91, 199, dubious; Stenton 1918, p. 445 n. 57, spurious (= Stenton 1970, p. 59 n. 3); Robinson, Charters, p. 275, dubious; Turner 1951; Finberg 1953, p. 32 n. 12 a; Finberg, ECW, no. 408, authentic, cf. chap. vi; Brooks 1974, pp. 230-1, rejects Finberg's arguments; Keynes and Lapidge 1983, pp. 232-4 n. 23, derives ultimately from an 11th-century forgery; Fleming 1985, p. 256, cited; Scott 1981, pp. 112, 201 n. 105, William of Malmesbury adds references to Occenefell and Downhead, Somerset; Costen 1992, p. 39, on Montacute, p. 40 on Pennard, pp. 41-2, on Sowy; Hooke 1994, pp. 100-1; Keynes 1994/2, pp. 1119-23, basic form of Second Decimation charters seems acceptable; Abrams 1996, pp. 28, 34, on MS sources, pp. 56-7, 64-5, 66-9, 86-7, 101-3, 115, 160-2, 177-8, 196-7, 207, 214, 218-20, 236, 239-40, on estates, pp. 322-4, list of estate may be genuinely early

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