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Survey of English Place-Names

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St Kenelm's Chapel, St Kenelm's Well

Other OS name in the Parish of Winchcomb

Historical Forms

  • St Kenwolphs well 1777 M
  • monasterie Sancti Kenelmi Regis et Martyris 1482 MinAcct


, St Kenwolphs well 1777 M,monasterie Sancti Kenelmi Regis et Martyris 1482MinAcct , named from St Kenelm ( OE  Cēnhelm ) , the boy - king of Mercia and son of Cenwulf , who was buried along with his father in Offa 's monastery at Winchcomb ( cf. WinchLB 1 , v - ix ) .