Cissa (West Saxon)

Cissa (West Saxon)

Cissa was supposedly the viceroy of king Centwine of Wessex (reigned c.676-686). Cissa is sometimes said to have himself been a king of Wessex, but does not feature in the king lists or genealogies. He is said to have constructed Chisbury Camp, and to have founded Abingdon Abbey.


  • Kelly, S. E. 2000. Charters of Abingdon Abbey, part 1. Anglo-Saxon Charters 7.

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