Stoke Canon charter

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Stoke Canon charter

This Charter records the grant of land at Stoke Canon, just north of Exeter, by King Cnut to the King’s minister Hunewine in the year 1033.

A Charter similar to this was created in the 11th century granting land in Topsham from the King to the Minster church in Exeter. The original Charter for Topsham no longer survives but it would have been very similar to the example shown here. Later copies of the Topsham Charter do survive and show that the boundary of Topsham has not changed since that date.

Acknowledgments: Exeter Cathedral Archives

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