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Leofwynn of Bishopstone also known as Lewinna or Leofwynn, was a 7th-century female saint of Anglo-Saxon England, floruit 664–673 AD.[1][2] She was active under King Ecgberht of Kent, and died in 669 AD.

In 1058, a monk named Balger, from the Flemish monastery of Bergues, travelling by boat down the coast, was blown into nearby Seaford during a nocturnal storm on Easter Saturday,[3] and stole her reliquary from the local minster church (perhaps Lewes).[4][5]


  1. ^ Bishopstone, The landscape and settlement of a reclaimed tidal inlet.
  2. ^ Blair, J.; Millard, A. (1992). "An Anglo-Saxon Landmark Rediscovered". Oxoniensia. 57: 342–8. 
  3. ^ Acta Sanctorum: Julii V (Antwerp, 1727), 608-27; extracts re-edited by O. Holder-Egger in M.G.H.
  4. ^ Blaauw, W. H. (1848). "On the translation of St. Lewinna from Seaford, in 1058". Sussex Archaeological Collections. 1: 46–54. 
  5. ^ Scriptores, XV.2 (Hannover, 1888), 782-9.