Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sub-Roman/Anglo Saxon

There is archaeological evidence that the salt industry continued after the Romans left Britain and into the Saxon period.

The area was in the territory of the Hwicce which later became part of the ancient Mercian kingdom.

The first church in the area was built on Dodderhill, probably soon after Christianity was accepted in about 680.

The earliest reference to Wychbold was in a charter of 692 which was written at the Royal Palace (Wicbald) the exact location of which is still unknown.

The Domesday entry (1086) for the manor of Wychbold indicates the importance and wealth of the area.

© Alecto Historical Editions - An extract from the Worcestershire Domesday

An extract from the Worcestershire Domesday.

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