A.D. 989 (for 983 x 985). Oswald, archbishop, to Gardulf, his kinsman; lease, for three lives, of 4 hides (mansae) at Whittington, Worcs., with reversion to the bishopric of Worcester. Latin with English bounds




1. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 1-118, f. 74r-v (s. xi 1)
2. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 119-200, f. 162v (s. xi 2; bounds only)


Hearne, Heming, pp. 156-7, 359; K, 670; Hooke 1990, p. 315, bounds only


Napier and Stevenson, p. 121, date copied wrongly; Grundy, Worcs., II, pp. 96-8, on bounds; Finberg, ECWM, no. 318, authentic, internal reference to Ealdorman Ælfric indicates date 983 x 985; Hooke 1980, pp. 43, 45, on boundary marks; Hooke 1985, pp. 140, 147, 148, 149, 241, on boundary marks; Hooke 1990, pp. 315-18, on bounds; Whybra 1990, p. 54; King 1996, p. 110; Wareham 1996, pp. 56-7, 58-9

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    • Old English bounds only ∂is synd ∂ara feower hida landgemæru æt Hwitintune. ærest on Tydanlægh. Of Tydanleage ∂æt dun be ∂æm readan wege. ∂æt wi∂ westan ∂one beorh. ∂æt on plumhyrgc. Of plumhyrgce to caldan wellan. Of caldan wellan to hreodlæge. Of hreodlæge to ∂ære hæhstræte. Andlang stræte ∂æt to swynes heafdan. Of swines heafdan to Cinilde wyr∂e. Of Cynilde wyr∂e to wudu mædwan. Of ∂æm mædwan dun be ∂ære hegceriewe. ∂æt in langan broc. Of ∂æm broce in bradan mores ric. Andlang rices ∂æt to ∂ære hæhstræte. Andlang stræte ∂æt in langan broc. Anlang broces ∂æt wi∂ ufan holan dene ofer ∂a stræte. ∂æt eft ongeriht to Tydanlæge. Hwitintun. Gardulfe and Leofeno∂.