Cheddar
Community ID
 
2783
 
Town
 
Cheddar
 
Date Founded
 
871 or before
 
Date Terminated
 
1066 or later
 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

While the relationship is not clear, Cheddar had some relationship to the West Saxon Royal house.

 
Published Primary Sources
 

Cartularium saxonicum: a collection of charters relating to Anglo-Saxon history, 587, 575 , 765, 966, and 1219 (S221, 1442, 511, 611, and 806)
Anglo-Saxon Charters, no. 45 (Old English)

 
Secondary Sources
 

Veiled Women, vol. 1, and vol. 2, 59-61
Cheddar Minster

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

One charter, called spurious by Sarah Foot, indicates that the minster at Cheddar may have housed both women and men. Other references were also made to Cheddar, one in King Alfred's will and the other in a writ of Charles the Conqueror. Neither of these documents specifically say that Cheddar housed women religious (Veiled Women, vol. 1, 153-154, and vol. 2, 59-61). For an interesting discussion of Cheddar minster see The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society.

 
Admin. Notes
 

This community needs verification.

 
Contributors
 
Ruth Robbins
 
Date Started
 
871
 
Date Finished
 
1066