Ealdred (bishop of Cornwall)

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Bishop of Cornwall
In office between 981 and a period between 988 and 990
Predecessor Comoere
Successor Æthelred of Cornwall
Consecration between 981 and a period between 988 and 990
Personal details
Died between 1002 and 1009
Denomination Christian

Ealdred was a medieval Bishop of Cornwall. He was consecrated between 981 and a period between 988 and 990. He died between 1002 and 1009.[1]

In 994, King Æthelred of England removed the diocese of Cornwall from the supervision of the bishop of Crediton.[2] The diploma granting the liberty of the diocese declares that it was written by Sigeric, archbishop of Canterbury, although it is unlikely that it was actually written by his own hand.[3]


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 215
  2. ^ Barlow English Church 100-1066 p. 212
  3. ^ Chaplais "Royal Anglo-Saxon 'Chancery'" Studies in Medieval History pp. 44-45


  • Barlow, Frank (1979). The English Church 1000-1066: A History of the Later Anglo-Saxon Church (Second ed.). New York: Longman. ISBN 0-582-49049-9. 
  • Chaplais, Pierre (1985). Mayr-Harting, Henry and R. I. Moore, ed. The Royal Anglo-Saxon 'Chancery' of the Tenth Century Revisited. Studies in Medieval History Presented to R. H. C. Davis. London: Hambledon Press. pp. 41–51. ISBN 0-907628-68-0. 
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Cornwall
c. 987–c. 1006
Succeeded by
Æthelred of Cornwall