A.D. 854. Æthelwulf, king of Wessex, to St Peter and the Old Minster, Winchester; grant of 20 hides at Wanborough, Wilts. English


Winchester, Old Minster


1. Edinburgh, University Library, Laing ch. 18 (s. xi; BA Facs. 24)
2. London, British Library, Add. 15350, f. 86r-v (s. xii med.)


K, 1053; B, 478

Printed and Translated:

HS, pp. 643-4; Robertson, Charters, no. 8 (pp. 14-15)


HS, p. 638, doubtful; Stevenson 1904, p. 703, spurious; Darlington 1955, pp. 7, 85, spurious; Robertson, Charters, pp. 274-6; Finberg, ECW, no. 205 and p. 203, record drawn up long after the event; Chaplais 1968, p. 315 n. 3, note on chirographic form, script may be s. xi1 (= 1973, p. 63 n. 3); Hart 1970a, p. 34 (no. 153), spurious; Rumble 1984, pp. 43-4, on place-name; BA Facs., p. 8, forged in early 11th century; Lowe 1993, pp. 3-10, on MS 2; Keynes 1994b, p. 1122 n. 1, spurious form of 'Second Decimation' charter

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