S 450

  • Latin
  • prose
  • Anglo-Saxon charters

Anglo-Saxon charter in Latin, with English bounds, according to which King Æthelstan (r. 924-939) granted some land to the church of St Buryan, Cornwall. In its received form the document is not authentic, but a genuine basis has been suggested for several of its features (Olson). The date given is 6 October, 943 (sic), and the meeting is said to have taken place at Kingston-on-Thames (Kyngeston), Surrey.

Exeter, Devon Record Office, MS Chanter 4
f. 25v
  • Latin
  • Secondary language(s): English language
prose (primary)


Anglo-Saxon chartersAnglo-Saxon charters


Church of St BuryanChurch of St Buryan

(r. 924–939)
King of England (r. 924–939), son of King Edward the Elder.

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St BuryanSt Buryan
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Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

The electronic Sawyer: online catalogue of Anglo-Saxon charters, Online: King's College London, ...–present. URL: <http://esawyer.org.uk>.
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Secondary sources (select)

Olson, Lynette, Early monasteries in Cornwall, Studies in Celtic History, 11, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1989.
Padel, O. J., “Two new pre-Conquest charters from Cornwall”, Cornish Studies: Journal of the Institute of Cornish Studies 6 (1978): 20–27.
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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