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Bishop of Winchester
Appointed 676
Term ended probably 7 July 705
Predecessor Leuthere
Successor Daniel
Personal details
Born Headingley, West Yorkshire
Died probably 7 July 705
Denomination Christian
Feast day 7 July
Venerated in Roman Catholicism
Anglican Communion
Shrines Old Minster, then Winchester Cathedral (destroyed)

Hædde[a] (died 705) was a medieval Bishop of Winchester.


Hædde was supposedly born in Headingley in West Yorkshire, and became a monk of Whitby Abbey.[citation needed] He became bishop in 676 and died about 7 July 705,[1] although the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states that he died in 703.[2] In the law code of King Ine of Wessex, the bishop is mentioned as contributing to the laws.[3] After his death, he was revered as a saint with a feast day of 7 July,[4] and his large diocese was split in two.[5]


  1. ^ Or Hedda, Hedde, Haedda, Haeddi


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 223
  2. ^ Kirby Earliest English Kings p. 41
  3. ^ Yorke Conversion of Britain p. 235
  4. ^ "Hedda". Patron Saint Index. Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2008. 
  5. ^ Kirby Earliest English Kings p. 107


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  • Kirby, D. P. (2000). The Earliest English Kings. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-24211-8. 
  • Yorke, Barbara (2006). The Conversion of Britain: Religion, Politics and Society in Britain c. 600–800. London: Pearson/Longman. ISBN 0-582-77292-3. 

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Winchester
Succeeded by