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Bishop of Lichfield and of Leicester
Installedc. 691 (Lichfield)
c. 709 (Leicester)
Term endedc. 721 (death)
PredecessorSeaxwulf (Lichfield)
Wilfrid (Leicester)
Personal details
Diedc. 721

Headda[a] (died c. 721) was a medieval Bishop of Lichfield.[b]

Headda was consecrated in 691 and died between 716 and 727.[1] He held the see of Leicester along with Lichfield.[1] In 706 Headda consecrated the new church constructed at Crowland by Guthlac.[2]

Prior to Headda's consecration, he had "almost certainly" been abbot of the monastery at Breedon, in Leicestershire, before which he may also have been a monk at Medeshamstede.[3]


  1. ^ Or Headdus or Eatheadus of Sidnacester
  2. ^ For "Sidnacester", see Bishop of Lindsey


  1. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 218
  2. ^ Stenton Anglo-Saxon England pp. 49–50.
  3. ^ Kelly Charters of Peterborough Abbey pp. 71–75


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Kelly, S. E., ed. (2009). Charters of Peterborough Abbey. Anglo-Saxon Charters 14. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780197264386.
  • Stenton, F. M. (1971). Anglo-Saxon England (Third ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-280139-5.

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Christian titles
Preceded by Bishop of Lichfield
691–c. 721
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Leicester
709–c. 721

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