A.D. 979. Oswald, archbishop, to Athelstan, his brother; lease, for three lives, of 3 hides (mansae) at Daylesford, Gloucs., with reversion to the bishopric of Worcester. Latin with English bounds




1. Lost original
2. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 1-118, ff. 99r-100r (s. xi 1)
3. London, British Library, Cotton Vitellius C. IX, f. 130r (s. xvii; incomplete; ex 1)


Hearne, Heming, pp. 211-13, ex MS 2; Hearne, Heming, p. 562, ex MS 3; K, 623


Grundy, Worcs., I, pp. 72-4; Grundy, Gloucs., pp. 104-6; PN Gloucs., i. 212, 213, 217; Finberg, ECWM, no. 127, authentic; Hooke 1985, pp. 144, 147, 211, on elements of bounds and estate history; Sims-Williams 1990, p. 152, the payment of church-scot reserved in the lease may have been owed to a church at Daylesford; Whybra 1990, p. 54; Dumville 1992, pp. 41-2 n. 58, on estate history; King 1996, p. 109; Wareham 1996, pp. 55, 59, on beneficiary

Show all data

  • Metadata

    Old Text

    • Old English bounds only ∂is syndan ∂a landgemære into Dæglesforde. ærest on Bladene be westan tune and be nor∂an andlang ∂æs sices to bægenwelle. Of bægenwelle up to cynges ferdstræte. Andlang stræte to dunemannes treowe. Of dunemannes treowe andlang strete east to Nunnena beorge. Of ∂am beorge west to Babban beorge. Of ∂am beorge eft into Bladene be Su∂antune.