A.D. 951 for ? 959 (Glastonbury). King Edgar to the church of St Peter, Westminster; restoration of 5 hides (mansiunculae) on the north side of the river Thames between the Tyburn and the Fleet, Middx, in return for 120 solidi of gold in an armlet. Latin with English bounds




1. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. M. V (s. x ex.; OS Facs., ii., Westminster 4)
2. London, Westminster Abbey, W. A. Muniment Book 11, f. 75v (s. xvi; incomplete)


Widmore 1743, Appendix, iv; K, 569, ex Widmore, with date 971; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), i. 291 (no. 2); B, 1048; Robinson 1911, p. 170, bounds only, ex MS 1.


Napier and Stevenson, p. 90 and n. 1, early 11th-century hand, reads like a genuine charter, wrongly dated 951, probably 971; Robinson 1909, p. 12, apparently genuine, original or very early copy, should be dated 959; Robinson 1911, p. 170; Stevenson 1912, p. 8, MS 1 not in contemporary hand; PN Middx, pp. 6-7, 113, 168, 173, and p. 222, on bounds; Gelling 1954, on bounds, with map; Chaplais 1968, p. 332 n. 169, step from wrapping-tie, but not original (= 1973, p. 83 n. 169); Brooke and Keir 1975, p. 369, probably authentic; Whitelock 1975, p. 22 n., no basis for dating 971; Harvey 1977, p. 355; Gelling, ECTV, no. 225, authentic, note on bounds; Keynes 1980, p. 48 nn. 89 & 90, 'Dunstan B' type, unlikely to be authentic in present form; BA Facs., p. 10, written in second half of 10th century, conceivably 'original', cf. S 1351; Brooks 1992, p. 22 n. 72, contemporary single sheet, tampered with to make it appear that the charter had once been sealed; Dumville 1994, p. 146 n. 71, non-contemporary Square Minuscule, not s. x med; Keynes 1994, p. 177, spurious in received form, but perhaps based in part on a 'Dunstan B' charter; Crick 2002, pp. 76-79, includes plate ; Keynes 2005a, pp. 56-7, impossible date, but evidence of Dunstan's involvement in Westminster's refoundation; formulation related to Dunstan's Glastonbury; Thompson 2006, pp. 21 et passim, on script

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    • Endorsement in a hand of s. xiii: + Telligraphus antiquus Regis Anglorum Eadgari de terra Westmonasterii sub dato anno domini DCCCC o quinquagesimo primo . + Anno ab incarnatione domini nostri Jhesu Christi . DCCCCLI . Ego Eadgar divina alubescente gratia [Rex et] primicherius totius Albionis ruris quandam particulam quinis ab acolis æstimatam mans[iunculas ad] æcclesiam beati Petri apostoli . quæ sita est in nominatissimo loco qui dicitur Westminster libenter [admodum] largitus sum . eo tenore quatinus nemo nostrorum Successorum hoc nostrum decretum sine [ira omnipotentis] Dei audeat violare ... Hæc particula terræ priscis temporibus ad eandem [perhibetur ecclesiam pertinere] sicut legitur in antiquo telligrapho libertatis . quam rex Offa illa monasterio [dudum contulit quando] æcclesiis per universas regiones Anglorum recuperativa privilegia Wulfredo archiæpiscopo hortan[te scribere jus]sit . Hanc eadem libertatem prefate æcclesiæ sancti Petri . Dunstano commendavi archiæpiscopo . ad 'reparanda' diruta pastoforia æcclesiæ . et instituta monasterii informanda . quatinus jura illic monasticæ et 'regularis' disciplinæ imposterum regulariter viventium observentur . Empta est enim hæc donatio . CXX . a[ureis solidis in] una armilla . et hoc actum est in monasterio Glæstingensi coram idoneis testibus queque his cingitur t[erritoriis] . Ærest up of temese andlang merfleotes . to pollene stocce . swa on bulunga fenn . of ∂am fenne æfter ∂ær ealdan dic to cuforde . of cuforde upp andlang teobernan to ˇæ[re wide] here stræt . æfter ∂ære here stræt to ∂ære ealde stoccene sancte andreas cyricean . swa innan lundene fenn . Andlang fennes sud on temese on midden streame . andlang stremes be lande 7 be strande eft on merfleote .