A.D. 849 (Glen, Leics.). Alhhun, bishop, with his familia at Worcester, to King Berhtwulf; lease, for five lives, of 5 hides (manentes) at Wearset felda, 5 (cassati) at Cofton Hackett, 5 (manentes) at Rednal in King's Norton, 2 at Wast Hill and Hopwood in Alvechurch, Worcs., and 3 at Witlafesfeld, with reversion to the church of Worcester. With bounds of Cofton Hackett. Latin with bounds in Latin and English




1. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 1-118, ff. 3r-4r (s. xi 1)


Hearne, Heming, pp. 5-8; K, 250 and vol. iii, 391-2; B, 455 (1)


PN Worcs., p. 332, on bounds; Grundy, Worcs., I, pp. 54-60, on bounds; PN Warwicks., p. xvii, cited; PN Oxon., i. 30, on detail of bounds; Wilson 1959, pp. 302-4, on the language; Finberg, ECWM, no. 254, p. 238, authentic, and addendum; on bounds; Finberg 1972, p. 495, on detail of bounds; PN Berks., ii. 356; Hart 1977, p. 60 n. 1, on bounds; Gelling 1981a, p. 7, on Alvechurch; Hooke 1982, on bounds of Coftune; Hooke 1983, pp. 12-13, on bounds, with map+D11103; Hooke 1985, pp. 139, 174, on estate; Hooke 1990, pp. 135-42, on bounds and place-names; Whybra 1990, p. 33

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