A.D. 984. Oswald, archbishop, to Cynelm, his minister; lease, for three lives, of 2.5 hides (mansae) at Caldinccotan, in Bredon, Worcs., with reversion to the bishopric of Worcester. Latin with English and English bounds




1. London, British Library, Add. Ch. 19794 (s. x 2; BM Facs., iii. 32)


Earle, pp. 207-9; Hooke 1990, pp. 307-8, bounds only


BM Facs., iv, p. 7, contemporary; Atkins 1940, p. 9, authentic; Bishop 1971, p. xxii, on script; Finberg, ECWM, no. 322, authentic, identifies as Kinsham in Bredon; Finberg 1972, p. 496, cited; Hooke 1985, pp. 65, 192, 193, 217, on details of bounds and topography; Ker, Catalogue, pp. xxvi, xxx, xxxiii, compares script to that of Oxford, Corpus Christi College, MS 353; Hooke 1990, pp. 307-10, suggests it is a separate estate in Bredon to the north of Kinsham; Dumville 1993, pp. 20, 22, 29, 56, 75-6, on script, place-name probably an insertion; King 1996, p. 110

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    • Old English bounds only ˇonne is ˇæs londes ˇridde half hid ˇe oswold arcebisceop sel∂ cynelme his ˇegne to boc londe. Swa he hit him ær hæfde toforlæten to læn londe ægˇær ge on ear∂ londe ge on hom londe.