Wærhelm 4 was a small landowner in east Kent whose single manor of ½ sulung was worth 20 shillings.
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Wærhelm 'of Buckwell'
Odo, bishop of Bayeux
The name Wærhelm appears only once in DB, holding a small manor at Buckwell, in the North Downs 12 miles up the valley of the Great Stour from Canterbury. The riverine character of the estate is emphasized by its non-arable resources: a mill worth 40d., 10 acres of meadow, and an alder carr (alnetum), one of the handful recorded in DB; alder requires moving water to propagate its seeds and was used as a low-quality substitute when better wood was not available locally (Rackham 2010: 227, 289).
Rackham 2010: Oliver Rackham, Woodlands (London: Collins, 2010)