File KL/C 2/61 - Bury St Edmunds Abbey charter

KL/C 2/61 image 1 KL/C 2/61 image 2

Identity area

Reference code

KL/C 2/61

Title

Bury St Edmunds Abbey charter

Date(s)

  • 11th century (Creation)

Level of description

File

Extent and medium

1 parchment

Context area

Archival history

Believed to have been acquired by the Corporation with deeds to gild land which once belonged to Bury St Edmunds Abbey.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

An original or contemporary copy of the charter of liberties granted by King Cnut to monks of Bury St Edmunds, c 1021.
The main text is in Latin, followed by the names of the King and the witnesses to the grant. Under the list of witnesses is a condensed translation of the text in Anglo-Saxon.

Harrod reference: Ae 34

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Photographic copy.

Related units of description

C.W. Goodwin, 'On two ancient charters, in the possession of the Corporation of King's Lynn' in Norfolk Archaeology volume IV.

Related descriptions

Publication note

An edition for the British Academy of the Anglo-Saxon Charters of Bury St Edmunds Abbey by Professor Sarah Foot and Dr Kathryn A Lowe is in preparation (2012).

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

28c5adad-3a12-44c0-9591-fc19cc75f78c

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Catalogued

Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 03/06/2003 by Droip. Modified 26/09/2018 by Drv06.

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places