Salisbury’s bishops from 1058 to date.

  • 2012-date Nick Holtam
  • 1993-2012 David Stancliffe
  • 1982-1993 John Baker
  • 1973-1982 George Reindorp
  • 1963-1973 Joseph Fison
  • 1949-1963 William Anderson
  • 1946-1948 Geoffrey Lunt
  • 1936-1949 Neville Lovett
  • 1921-1935 St Clair Donaldson
  • 1911-1921 Frederick Ridgeway – Thomas Hardy’s wife moaned about the length of one of his speeches
  • 1885-1911 John Wordsworth – founded the school, and Bishop’s Walk on Harnham Hill
  • 1869-1885 George Moberly – had been head of Winchester School. Daughter wrote ‘An Adventure’
  • 1854-1869 Walter Hamilton – friend of Gladstone. Instrumental in founding the Theological College
  • 1837-1854 Edward Denison
  • 1825-1837 Thomas Burgess
  • 1807-1825 John Fisher
  • 1791-1807 John Douglas
  • 1782-1791 Shute Barrington – employer of ‘The Destroyer’
  • 1766-1782 John Hume
  • 1761-1766 John Thomas (junior) (John Thomas II)
  • 1761-1761 Robert Drummond
  • 1757-1761 John Thomas (senior)
  • 1748-1757 John Gilbert – scuffled with the Mayor’s Mace-Bearer. Became Archbishop of York
  • 1734-1748 Thomas Sherlock – opposed Hoadley in ‘the Bangorian controversy’
  • 1723-1734 Benjamin Hoadley – the radical, ‘anti-prelatical prelate’
  • 1722-1723 Richard Willis
  • 1715-1722 William Talbot
  • 1689-1715 Gilbert Burnet
  • 1667-1689 Seth Ward – friend of Christopher Wren
  • 1665-1667 Alexander Hyde
  • 1663-1665 John Earle
  • 1660-1663 Humphrey Henchman
  • 1641-1660 Brian Duppa – advisor to Charles I
  • 1621-1641 John Davenant
  • 1620-1621 Robert Tounson(Robert Thompson)
  • 1618-1620 Martin Fotherby
  • 1614-1618 Robert Abbot
  • 1598-1614 Henry Cotton
  • 1591-1598 John Coldwell
  • 1589-1591 vacant For 2 years
  • 1577-1589 John Piers
  • 1571-1577 Edmund Gheast
  • 1559-1571 John Jewell – Wrote the Apology
  • 1558-1558 Francis Mallet
  • 1557-1558 William Petow
  • 1539-1557 John Capon (alias John Salcott)
  • 1535-1539 Nicholas Shaxton
  • 1524-1534 Lorenzo Campeggio (Lawrence Campejus)
  • 1501-1524 Edmund Audley
  • 1500-1501 Henry Deane
  • 1493-1500 John Blyth (John Blythe)
  • 1485-1493 Thomas Langton
  • 1482-1485 Lionel Woodville
  • 1450-1482 Richard Beauchamp
  • 1438-1450 William Ayscough (William Aiscough)- killed at the time of Jack Cade’s rebellion
  • 1427-1438 Robert Neville – related to the Kingmaker
  • 1417-1427 John Chandler (John Chaundler)
  • 1408-1417 Robert Hallam
  • 1407-1408 Nicholas Bubwith (Nicholas Bubbewith)
  • 1395-1407 Richard Mitford
  • 1388-1395 John Waltham Master of the Rolls and Lord Treasurer
  • 1375-1388 Ralph Ergham
  • 1330-1375 Robert Wyvil(le)
  • 1315-1330 Roger Martival
  • 1297-1315 Simon of Ghent
  • 1291-1297 Nicholas Longespee
  • 1288-1291 William de la Corner
  • 1288-1288 Lawrence de Awkeburne Died before consecration
  • 1287-1288 Henry Brandeston
  • 1284-1287 Walter Scammel
  • 1274-1284 Robert Wickhampton
  • 1263-1271 Walter de la Wyle
  • 1256-1262 Giles of Bridport
  • 1246-1256 William de York
  • 1229-1246 Robert de Bingham – responsible for building the bridge at Harnham
  • 1217-1229 Richard Poore
  • 1194-1217 Herbert Poore
  • 1188-1194 Hubert Walter
  • 1184-1188 vacant For 4 years
  • 1142-1184 Josceline de Bohon (Jocelin Bohon)
  • 1140-1141 Philip de Harcourt – elected but election quashed. Reputedly stole a relic – a saint’s arm
  • 1140-1140 Henry de Sully (abbot) elected but election quashed
  • 1102-1139 Roger of Salisbury
  • 1099-1102 vacant For 2 years
  • 1078-1099 Osmond – one of Salisbury’s two saints
  • 1058-1078 Herman

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