A.D. 1042. Lyfing, bishop, to Æthelric; lease, for three lives, of 6 hides (mansae) at Bentley in Holt, Worcs., and a haga in Worcester, with reversion to the bishopric. Latin with English bounds




1. Lost Somers charter 22


Smith, Bede, p. 781, ex MS; K, 765, ex Smith; Hooke 1990, p. 366, bounds only


Wanley, Catalogus, p. 303 (no. 22), on MS; Grundy, Worcs., I, pp. 141-3, on bounds; Atkins 1940, pp. 19-20; Finberg, ECWM, no. 348, authentic; Hooke 1980, p. 48; Hooke 1990, pp. 366-7, on bounds, hidage shows that the survey included Holt and Little Witley, as in S 1384; Baker and Holt 1996, p. 139

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    • Old English bounds only ∂is syndon ∂a landgemæru to Beonetleahge. Of Sæfern in Bæle. Andlang Bæle in Fulebroc. Of Fulebroce in Sihtfyr∂. Of Sihtfyr∂ in ∂a ealdan rode. Andlang ∂ære ealdan rode to ∂ære ni∂erbogenan ac. Of ∂ære ny∂erbogenan ac eft in ∂a ealdan rode. Andlang ∂ære rode to ˇrym gemære. Of ˇrym gemære in Doferic. Andlang Doferic eft in Sæfern. And ∂a hagan on porte ∂æt is se ordceard æt mærdice on ∂e ∂ærto byria∂, ∂æt syndon ∂a betweox ælfrices smi∂es and Eadwines æddan sunan, and ænne mædsplot be eastan Sæfern forne gean Hyltun, and twegen ofnas æt ∂ære sealtwic.