A.D. 879 x 908. Denewulf, bishop, and the comunity at Winchester, to Alfred; lease, for life, of 40 hides at Alresford, Hants., with reversion to St Peter's (Old Minster, Winchester). English


Winchester, Old Minster


1. London, British Library, Add. 15350, f. 61r-v (s. xii med.)


K, 1086; Thorpe, pp. 147-8; B, 617; Earle, pp. 352-3

Printed and Translated:

Robertson, Charters, no. 15 (pp. 28-9)


Robertson, Charters, pp. 288-9; Finberg, ECW, no. 29, authentic; John 1965, p. 414; Hart 1970a, p. 30 (no. 104), authentic; Keynes 1992, p. 86, on beneficiary; Pelteret 1995, p. 169; Pratt, Alfred, p. 53, on episcopal hunting rights

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    • Bishop Denewulf and the community at Winchester lease to Alfred for his lifetime 40 hides of land at Alresford, in accordance with the lease which Bishop Tunbriht had granted to his parents and which had run out, on condition that he renders every year at the autumnal equinox three pounds as rent, and church dues, and [does] the work connected with church dues; and when the need arises, his men shall be ready both for harvesting and hunting; and after his death the property shall pass undisputed to St Peter's. These are the signatures of the councillors and of the members of the community who gave their consent, namely . . .
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    • Denewulf bisceop 7 ˇa hywan on Wintanceastre . Ænlæna∂ Ælfrede his deg .xl. hida landes æt Alresforda . æfter ˇære læna ˇe Tunbryht bisceop ær alende his yldran 7 agan wes . On ∂æt gera∂ ˇet he gesylle ælce geare to hærfestes emnihte . ˘reo pund to gafole . 7 cyresceattas 7 cyresceatweorc . 7 ˇenne ˇæs nu∂ bi∂ his men beon gearuwe ge to ripe . ge to hunto∂e . 7 efter his dege gange seo ∂ar umbeflitan into sancte Petre . ˇis synt ˇara witena hundsetena 7 ∂ere hina ∂e on ˇære ge∂afunge weron. ˘æt is Denewulf bisceop. And Tata bisc. And Byrnstan bisc. And Wighelm Diac. And Æˇelstan cler. And Eadwulf cl. And Ælfstan cl. And Wulfstan cl. And Æ∂elm cl. And Cynestan cl. And A∂eric cl. And ˘ru∂gar cl. And Wulfric cl. And Winsige cl. And Wulfred cl. And Beorhtsige cl. And Ælfsige cl. And Wulfhelm cl. And Wulfsige cl. And Wiglaf cl. And Wulfred min. And Beornulf min. And Winstan min. And A∂ulf min.