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Æbbe of Oxford

Æbbe was a saint venerated in medieval Oxfordshire. St Ebbe's church in the southern English city of Oxford had been verifiably dedicated to the saint by 1091.[1] It is believed that she represents a rare southern expression of the cult of the Northumbrian abbess and saint, Æbbe of Coldingham, to whom the church at Shelswell, also in Oxfordshire, was dedicated.[2][3]

It has also been argued by several historians that Æbbe of Oxford is the same Æbbe as the conjectured abbess-saint who gave her name to nearby Abingdon ("hill of Æbbe").[4]


  1. ^ Bartlett, Miracles, pp. xiv–xv
  2. ^ Victoria County History of Oxfordshire 4, 1979, pp. 369–412 
  3. ^ Bartlett, Miracles, p. xv, n. 15
  4. ^ Blair, "Handlist", pp. 502–03


  • Blair, John (2002), "A Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Saints", in Thacker, Alan;  
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