A.D. 957. King Eadred to Wulfhelm, his minister; grant of 5 hides (mansiunculae) at Little Aston and Great Barr, Staffs. Latin with English and English bounds


Winchester, Old Minster


1. London, British Library, Add. 15350, ff. 74v-75r (s. xii med.)


K, 1155; B, 987; Hooke 1983, p. 102, bounds only


B, 987 n., suggests it is a charter of Eadwig; Grundy, Hants., I, p. 64; Ekwall 1925, suggests identification with Little Aston and Great Barr, Staffs; Ekwall, D.E.P.N., p. 450, identifies the stræt lea, stret lie of the bounds as Streetly, Warwicks; Forsberg 1970, pp. 20, 27-31, 43, on element in bounds; Hart 1970a, p. 32 (no. 129), authentic basis; Hart 1972, p. 126, on formulation; Hart, ECNE, no. 87, authentic charter of Eadwig which has been tampered with, perhaps drawn up by Abingdon scribe, accepts Ekwall's identifications; Keynes 1978, p. 171; Keynes 1980, p. 48 n. 89, on charter-type; Hooke 1983, pp. 31, 100, 102-3, 104, on bounds; Chaplais 1985, p. 50, perhaps drafted by Bishop Cenwald; Forsberg 1987, on bounds; Gould 1987, on bounds; Hart 1992, p. 435, forgery; Keynes 1994, pp. 176, 192 n. 109, spurious in received form, but based in part on a charter of the 'Dunstan B' type

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    • + Anno ab incarnatione domini nostri Jhesu Christi . DCCCC LVII . indictione . XV . Ego Eadred . divina allubescente gratia rex et primicherius Albionis aliquantulam ruris partem 'quinis' ab accolis estimatam mansiunculis in loco qui dicitur &ae