A.D. 1017. Wulfstan, archbishop, to Ælfwig, his brother; lease, for three lives, of 6 hides (manentes) at Bentley in Holt, Worcs., and salt-ovens at Droitwich, with reversion to the church of Worcester. Latin with English bounds




1. Lost original
2. London, British Library, Harley 4660, f. 9v (s. xvii; ex 1)


Hickes, Inst. Gramm., pp. 140-1; K, 1313; Hooke 1990, p. 354, bounds only


Grundy, Worcs., I, pp. 142-3, on bounds; Whitelock 1963, p. 11, cited; Finberg, ECWM, no. 339, authentic; HRH, p. 235, subscriptions consistent but few, probably genuine; John 1979, p. 244 n. 4; Hooke 1980, p. 48; Hooke 1981, pp. 362-3, on bounds; Hooke 1981a, pp. 145, 151, on salt-ovens; Lapidge 1988, p. 93, on Latinity; Hooke 1990, pp. 354-6, on bounds, estate covered Holt and Little Witley; Dumville 1993, pp. 66 n. 287, 67 n. 292; Baker and Holt 1996, p. 139, on estate; King 1996, p. 115

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    • Old English bounds only ∂is syndon ˇa landgemæru to beonetleage. Of sæfern in bæle. Andlang bæle in fulebroce. Of fulebroce in sihtfyrˇ. Of sihtfyrˇ in ˇa ealdan rode. Andlang ∂ære rode to ˇrym gemære. Of ˇrym gemære in ∂a ealdan dic. Andlang ˇære ealdan dic in laggeburnan. Of laggeburnan in cynewardes gemære. Of cynewardes gemere in doferic. Andlang doferic eft in sæfern. Gean boc to beonetleage.