A.D. 1058. Ealdred, bishop, to Dodda, his minister; lease, for life, of 2 hides (mansae) and a yardland at Bredons Norton, Worcs., with reversion to the bishopric. Latin with English and English bounds




1. London, British Library, Add. Ch. 19801 (s. xi med.; BM Facs., iv. 38; Brown 1990, p. 65; Campbell 1982, p. 231; Denholm-Young 1964, pl. 8; Keller 1906, no. 10)


Earle, pp. 247-8; Sweet, Second Reader, pp. 229-30 (no. 41), in part; Hooke 1990, p. 368, bounds only


BM Facs., iv, p. 7, contemporary; PN Worcs., p. 266; Oleson 1955, p. 156, authentic; Finberg, ECWM, no. 362, authentic, corrects identification in PN Worcs; HRH, p. 238, probably original; Hooke 1989a, p. 121, on woodland; Brown 1990, p. 64 (no. 22), on script; Hooke 1990, pp. 368-70, on bounds, with map p. 369; Dumville 1993, p. 68, note on script; Barrow 1996, p. 88; King 1996, pp. 115-16

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    • ∂is is ∂ære twegra hida boc 7 anre gyrde æt nor∂ tune. And ∂a feower æceras ∂ærto of ∂ære styfycunge into ∂am twam hidan 7 ∂a mæde. And ∂one graf ∂e ˇærto mid rihte tolige∂. And ∂a ∂ry æceras mæde on afan hamme. ˇe sancte oswold geaf bercstane into ∂am lande. And ∂iss synd ˇa land gemæro into ∂am grafe. ærost of ∂ære dune andlang ˇære rode o∂ hit cym∂ beneo∂an stan cnolle. ˇanon on gerihte to cwenn hofoton. Of cwenn hofoton be nor∂an ˇam mere ˇanon on gerihte eft up on ∂a dune.