A.D. 766 for ? 774. Cynewulf, king of Wessex, to St Andrew's minster, Wells; grant of 2 (or 11) hides (manentes) on the river Wellow, Somerset. Latin with bounds




1. London, British Library, Lansdowne 447, f. 32v (s. xvii; incomplete)
2. London, Society of Antiquaries, 128, f. 151r (s. xvii; incomplete)
3. Oxford, Bodleian Library, Eng. hist. C. 241, f. 31r (s. xvi; abbreviated)
4. Wells, DC., Liber Albus II, ff. 404v-405r (s. xiv/xv)


Alford 1663, ii. 617-18; K, 115 and vol. iii. 379; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), ii. 285 (no. 1); B, 200, ex MS 4


Whitelock, EHD, no. 70 (pp. 497-8)


Grundy, Somerset, pp. 197-8, on bounds; Ekwall 1962, p. 24, identifies with Radstock, Somerset; Finberg, ECW, no. 394, authentic, rejects Radstock identification; Finberg 1964, p. 104, cited; Whitelock, EHD, p. 497, date may be miscopied; Edwards 1988, pp. 252, 259-61, perhaps an authentic charter in favour of Sherborne, later altered at Wells; Barker 2005a, on Sherborne's estate at Lyme, with map

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