A.D. 814 = 813 (Tamworth, Staffs., 26 December). Coenwulf, king of Mercia, to Deneberht, bishop, and his familia at Worcester; remission of renders due from Worcester and its dependent minsters, in exchange for the minster at Twyning, Gloucs., assessed at 3 hides (manentes), and 10 hides west of the Severn. Latin




1. London, British Library, Add. 46204, recto (s. xi)
2. London, British Library, Cotton Tiberius A. XIII, ff. 1-118, f. 10r-v (s. xi 1)
3. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Dodsworth 78 (S.C. 5019), f. 32r-v (s. xvii; ex 2)


Hearne, Heming, pp. 23-4; B, 350; Stevenson 1911, pp. 204-6; Pierquin, Recueil, pt 1, no. 112


Jones 1958, pp. 74-5


Grundy, Gloucs., pp. 253-4, the 10 hides west of the Severn may have been in Queenhill parish; Stenton 1971, p. 289, cited; Finberg, ECWM, no. 57, authentic, S 185 is a postscript to this transaction; Harrison 1973, p. 62, on date; Sawyer 1983, pp. 296-7, on meeting-place; Sims-Williams 1990, p. 132, on background; Whybra 1990, p. 34

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