Bishop of Winchester
Appointed 676
Term ended probably 7 July 705
Predecessor Leuthere
Successor Daniel
Personal details
Born Headingley, West Yorkshire
Died probably 7 July 705
Denomination Christian
Feast day 7 July
Venerated in Roman Catholicism
Anglican Communion
Shrines Old Minster, then Winchester Cathedral (destroyed)

Hædde (or Hedda, Hedde, Haedda, Haeddi; died 705) was a medieval Bishop of Winchester.


Hædde was supposedly born in Headingley in West Yorkshire, and became a monk of Whitby Abbey. He became bishop in 676 and died about 7 July 705,[1] although the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states that he died in 703.[2] In the law code of King Ine of Wessex, the bishop is mentioned as contributing to the laws.[3] After his death, he was revered as a saint with a feast day of 7 July,[4] and his large diocese was split in two.[5]


  1. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 223
  2. Kirby Earliest English Kings p. 41
  3. Yorke Conversion of Britain p. 235
  4. "Hedda". Patron Saint Index. Retrieved 31 December 2008.
  5. Kirby Earliest English Kings p. 107


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  • Kirby, D. P. (2000). The Earliest English Kings. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-24211-8. 
  • Yorke, Barbara (2006). The Conversion of Britain: Religion, Politics and Society in Britain c. 600–800. London: Pearson/Longman. ISBN 0-582-77292-3. 
Christian titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Winchester
Succeeded by
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