Ealdred (bishop of Cornwall)

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Bishop of Cornwall
Church Christian
In office between 981 and 993
Predecessor Wulfsige of Cornwall
Successor Æthelred of Cornwall
Consecration between 981 and 993
Personal details
Died between 1002 and 1018

Ealdred was a medieval Bishop of Cornwall. He was consecrated between 981 and 993. He died between 1002 and 1018.[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. ^ Powicke Handbook of British Chronology p. 218
  2. ^ Barlow English Church 100-1066 p. 212
  3. ^ Chaplais "Royal Anglo-Saxon 'Chancery'" Studies in Medieval History pp. 44-45


  • Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961
  • 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. 

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Wulfsige of Cornwall
Bishop of Cornwall
Succeeded by
Æthelred of Cornwall