Neot, monk and hermit, c.877
31 July

According to tradition and later legend Neot was a monk of Glastonbury who became a hermit in Cornwall. Possibly he was a kinsman of King Alfred, and it has been suggested (though it seems unlikely) that it is Neot whose image appears on the Alfred Jewel, found at Athelney and now in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. After his death his remains were removed to a monastery at Eynesbury around which grew the town of St Neots.

If celebrated as a Lesser Festival, Common of Religious, EH page 494

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