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Saint Hedda

  • Birth unknown
  • Death c.870
  • Burial Glastonbury, Mendip District, Somerset, England
  • Memorial ID 10793250

Roman Catholic Saint. He served as the Benedictine abbot of Peterborough, England. About AD 870, an invading force of Danes swept through coastal England. The community of Benedictines at Peterborough, said to have numbered 84, was wiped out by the raiders. Hedda was declared martyr and canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. In the late Middle Ages the grave of Hedda and his companions was covered with the so called "Hedda stone." Holes were cut in it to place candles for saying Mass. Seventeenth-century visitors developed a habit of putting their fingers in the holes when they visited the site. He is also known as Haeddi of Peterborough.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: girlofcelje
  • Added: 16 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10793250
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Saint Hedda (unknown–c.870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10793250, citing Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Mendip District, Somerset, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .