Leofwine (bishop of Lindsey)

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Bishop of Lindsey
In office c. 953
Predecessor Burgheard or Eadberht
Successor Sigeferth
Consecration c. 953
Personal details
Died after 953
Denomination Christian

Leofwine was a medieval Bishop of Lindsey.

Leofwine was consecrated about 953 and died sometime after.[1] This was a reconstitution of the see after a break in the succession since the death of Burgheard (or perhaps Eadberht) in the previous century. He combined the see with Dorchester in 956,[2] and afterwards the combined see is usually known as Bishop of Lindsey.[1] It appears to have covered Lindsey and Leicester.[2]


  1. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 219
  2. ^ a b Kirby Making of Early England p. 92


  • 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. (1967). The Making of Early England (Reprint ed.). New York: Schocken Books. 

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Christian titles
Preceded by
or Eadberht
Bishop of Lindsey
c. 953
Succeeded by