Ælfgar of Selwood

Ælfgar (Algar), according to 16th-century antiquarian John Leland, was a saint venerated at a chapel in the forest of Selwood, three miles from Mells (near Frome), Somerset.[1] Leland wrote that at the chapel "be buryed the bones of S. Algar, of late tymes superstitiously soute of by the folische commune people".[1] There is no other surviving information on the saint, and it is presumed he was an Anglo-Saxon hermit.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Blair, "Handlist", p. 503


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