A.D. 978. Oswald, archbishop, to Ælfnoth, his minister; lease, for three lives, of 2 hides (mansae) at Blackwell in Tredington, Warwicks., with reversion to the church of Worcester. Latin with English and English bounds




1. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 1-118, f. 90r-v (s. xi 1)


Hearne, Heming, pp. 193-5; K, 620


Grundy, Worcs., II, pp. 80-3, on bounds; Finberg, ECWM, nos 126, 312, authentic; Hooke 1985, pp. 128, 129, on detail of bounds and appurtenances; Whybra 1990, p. 56; Hooke 1996, pp. 106, 114; Hooke 1999, pp. 89-94, on bounds, with map

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    • Old English only ∂is wæs gedon ymbe [VIIII] hund wintra and eahta and hund seofantig and on ˇy eahtateoˇan geare ˇe Oswold arcebisceop to folgo∂e fenc. [Sanctae Mariae et sanctus Michahel, cum sancto Petro], and eallum Godes halgum gemiltien ˇis haldendum, gief hwa buton gewrihtum hit abrecan wille hæbbe him wi∂ God gemæne buton he to dædbote gecyrre, Amen. ∂is syndon ˇa landgemæru æt Tredinctune. Of Buddan broce westrihte on ˇæt sic, ˇæt swa be ˇæm heafdum on ∂one dic. Ondlong dices on ˇone broc. Ondlong broces on ˇone stanihtan ford. Of ∂æm forda ondlong weges to middelriˇige west. Ondlong riˇies on ˇone pytt. Of ˇæm pytte on ˇone dic, ˇæt on mærˇorne. Of ˇæm ˇorne nor∂ on ˇone hwitan stan. Of ˇæm stane ondlong dices ˇeh sio dic forscoten wære. On ˇæt riˇig to ylman dunes gemære. Ondlong riˇiges on ˇone dic. Of ˇæm dice to ˇæm mædwum wi∂ su∂an ˇa mædwa bi ˇara acra heafdum, and swa on ˇæt riˇig. Ondlong riˇiges on ˇa sondsea∂as. Of ∂æm seaˇum ondlong ˇæs riˇies eastrihtes on Buddan broc. Up ondlong broces ˇæt hit cymæˇ on anne micelne dic eastriht in fos. Ondlong fos on aldan stobb, ˇonon west ondlong riˇiges in ˇone broc foran ongean ˇæt o∂er gemære, and ˇæt mylenstall and [VI] æcras ˇærto, and [VI] foˇra truses ælce geare on Bloccanlea. Her is seo hondseten.