In the name of our Lord God Jesus Christ.
I, Wihtred, king of the people of Kent, making provision for myself in the future, have determined to give something to him who gives me all, and having taken counsel it has seemed good to me to bestow on the Basilica of St Mary the Mother of God, which is situated in Lyminge, the land of 4 aratra which is called Pleghelmstun, with all pertaining to the said land according to the well-known boundaries, that is bereveg [Berwick in Lymme] and meguinespaeth [? Giminge in Stanford] and stretleg [an ancient Chapelry of Lyminge]. [And also I grant to St Mary the Mother of God a portion of like land to be possessed in the same manner, whosename in Ruminingseta, for the pasture of 300 sheep, on the south of the river which is called Liminaea, but the boundaries of this land we do not give, as they are clearly known by the inhabitants.] Which my donation I will to be in perpetuity, so that neither myself nor my heirs may presume in any way to diminish it. Bit if this should be attempted by any person, let him know that he has laid himself under the ban of an anathema. In the confirmation of which, on account of my ignorance of letters, I have inscribed the sign of the cross, and have called competent persons to add their signatures, to wit, the venerable man Berhtwald, archbishop