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Ęthelwulf, king of the West Saxons, to the church of Winchester, SS Peter and Paul; grant of 133 hides (manentes) at Taunton and 10 at Brown, Somerset.

Charter information
Sawyer 311
Birch 476
Kemble 1052
British Academy ---
Source Used Birch
Archive(s) Winchester, Old Minster
Source Information
Language Latin
Date from Source 22nd April 854
Scholarly Source Dating 854


*HS, pp. 638, 642, doubtful; Stevenson 1904, p. 256, dubious; Grundy, Somerset, pp. 7-22, on bounds; Turner 1950, on bounds; Turner 1953, pp. 123-4; Finberg, ECW, no. 410, spurious, bounds describe hundred of Taunton Dene, Grundy is wrong to include Crowcombe in estate; Hart 1970/1, p. 27 (no. 50), p. 30 (no. 100), spurious; PN Dorset, ii. 162; Keynes 1994/2, p. 1122 n. 1, spurious, dating clause and witness-list from a 'Second Decimation' charter

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