A.D. 980. Oswald, archbishop, to Wulfgar, his clericus; lease, for three lives, of 5 hides (mansae) at Waresley in Hartlebury, Worcs., with reversion to the church of Worcester. Latin with English and English bounds




1. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 1-118, ff. 67v-68v (s. xi 1)
2. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 119-200, f. 160r-v (s. xi 2; bounds only)


Hearne, Heming, pp. 143-4, 354; K, 627; Hooke 1990, pp. 304-5, bounds only


Grundy, Worcs., I, pp. 130-1, on bounds; John 1966, p. 246, on beneficiary; Finberg, ECWM, no. 314, authentic; Hooke 1980, p. 41, on topography; Hooke 1985, p. 163, on a boundary mark; Hooke 1990, pp. 304-7, on bounds, with map p. 305; Whybra 1990, p. 54; Barrow 1996, p. 89, on a formula; King 1996, p. 111

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    • Old English only ∂is wæs gedon ymbe [VIIII] hund wintra and hund eahtatig on ˇy [XX] teoˇan geare ˇæs ˇe Osuuold arcebisceop to folgoˇe fengc. [Sanctae Mariae and sanctus Michahel, cum sancto Petro] and allum Godes halgum gemiltsien ˇis haldendum, gief hwa buton gewrihtum hit abrecan wille, hæbbe him wi∂ God gemæne buton he to dædbote gecyrre, Amen. ∂is syndon ˇa londgemæru ˇæra [V] hida into Wæreslæge. ˇæt is, ærest of ˇære stræt ˇe sceot to heortla byrig on ˇa dic. Andlang dices on ˇone mor. Of ˇam more ondlang geardes on ˇæt hlypgeat. Of ˇæm hlypgeate on Elmsetena gemære. Ondlong gemæres on Ombersetena gemære. Ondlong ˇæs gemæres ˇæt on ˇa portstræt. Ondlong stræte on hakedes stub. Of ˇæm stubbe on Cumbrawylle. Of Cumbrawylle on faganstan. Of faganstane on Æˇelno∂es croft. Of ˇæm crofte ondlong ˇæs gemæres eft on ˇa dic. Her is seo hondseten.