(d. 577)

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(d. 577)

bishop, reputedly a Briton who was killed by the Anglo-Saxons at Deorham. He is mentioned in the Sarum and other Martyrologies; his feast occurs in a Gloucester calendar (14th-century addition); churches were dedicated to him at Gloucester and Oxford, as well as a famous Oxford street. But nothing seems to be known of him: it was even suggested (unconvincingly) that his name was a corruption of ‘old gate’. Feast: 4 February.

Baring-Gould and Fisher, ii. 426–8;E.B.K. after 1100, ii. 40.

Subjects: Christianity.

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