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Bishop of Selsey
Appointed 1047
Term ended 1057
Predecessor Grimketel
Successor Æthelric II
Other posts royal chaplain
Personal details
Died 1057
Denomination Christian

Hecca (or Heca) was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Selsey. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Hecca was chaplain to Edward the Confessor and became bishop when Grimketel died in 1047.[1][a] He was an Englishman, and a royal clerk.[2][3] He died in 1057.[4][5][b]


  1. ^ There is variance on the date of Grimketels death and Hecas accession between the various versions of the Anglo-Saxon chronicle. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle manuscript (MS) C suggests that Grimketel died in 1047. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle MS E, MS F and MS D he could also have died in 1045, 1046 or 1047
  2. ^ Anglo-Saxon Chronicle versions E and F give his date of death as 1058, the other manuscripts cite 1057.


  1. ^ Swanton Anglo Saxon Chronicle pp. 164–166
  2. ^ Barlow Edward the Confessor p. 86
  3. ^ Barlow English Church 1000–1066 p. 76
  4. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 221
  5. ^ Swanton Anglo Saxon Chronicle p. 188


  • Barlow, Frank (1970). Edward the Confessor. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-01671-8. 
  • Barlow, Frank (1979). The English Church 1000–1066: A History of the Later Anglo-Saxon Church (Second ed.). New York: Longman. ISBN 0-582-49049-9. 
  • 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. 
  • Swanton, Michael James, ed. (1998). The Anglo Saxon chronicle. New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-92129-9. 

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Selsey
Succeeded by
Æthelric II

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