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Subject: Mercia, Penkridge, Tomsaete
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The Pencersaete or Pencersæte (dwellers of the Penk valley) were a tribe or clan in Anglo-Saxon England living in the valley of the River Penk in the West Midlands of England and remaining around Penkridge throughout the existence of the Kingdom of Mercia.[1]

They took their name from a hill near Penkridge, Brythonic penno - head and cruc - tumulus or hill.[2]

An Anglo-Saxon charter of 849 describes an area of Cofton Hackett in the Lickey Hills south of Birmingham as "the boundary of the Tomsæte and the Pencersæte",.[3]


  1. ^ "A historical timeline of Wirksworth"
  2. ^ Hooke, Della. "The Landscape of the Staffordshire Hoard". Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Hooke, Della; Sawyer, P. H. (1990). "Ninth-century lease with boundary clause". Worcestershire Anglo-Saxon charter bounds. Boydell & Brewer. pp. 135–142. ISBN . Retrieved 2009-04-13. 

External links

  • "Wirksworth Roman Project"
  • On Google Book Search:
    • Barbara Yorke, Kings and kingdoms of early Anglo-Saxon England

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