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Ælfnoth of Stowe

Born unknown
Died 700
Stowe, Northamptonshire
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Major shrine Stowe, Northamptonshire
Feast 27 February or 25 November

Ælfnoth or Alnoth (died 700) was an English hermit and martyr. Little is known of his life, though he is mentioned in Jocelyn's life of Saint Werburgh as a pious neatherd at Weedon, who bore with great patience the ill-treatment of the bailiff placed over him, and who afterwards became a hermit in a very lonely spot, where he was eventually murdered by two robbers. On this ground he was honoured as a martyr; and there was some concourse of pilgrims to his tomb at Stowe near Bugbrooke in Northamptonshire. Ælfnoth is not mentioned in any surviving early calendars; his feast was later kept on 27 February or on 25 November.


  • Acta Sanctorum, 27 February, III
  • Stanton, Richard, Menology (London, 1892), 565
  • Baring-Gould, Rev S., Lives of Saints (London, 1894), II, 48.

12px This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "St. Alnoth". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. 

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