Ælfnoth of Stowe
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church, Church of England|
|Major shrine||Stowe, Northamptonshire|
|Feast||27 February or 25 November|
Ælfnoth or Alnoth (died 700) was an English hermit and martyr. Little is known of his life, though he is mentioned in Jocelyn's life of Saint Werburgh as a pious neatherd at Weedon, who bore with great patience the ill-treatment of the bailiff placed over him, and who afterwards became a hermit in a very lonely spot, where he was eventually murdered by two robbers. On this ground he was honoured as a martyr; and there was some concourse of pilgrims to his tomb at Stowe near Bugbrooke in Northamptonshire. Ælfnoth is not mentioned in any surviving early calendars; his feast was later kept on 27 February or on 25 November.
- Acta Sanctorum, 27 February, III
- Stanton, Richard, Menology (London, 1892), 565
- Baring-Gould, Rev S., Lives of Saints (London, 1894), II, 48.
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