Gilbert Glanvill

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Gilbert Glanvill
Bishop of Rochester
Elected 16 July 1185
Term ended 24 June 1214
Predecessor Waleran
Successor Benedict of Sausetun
Other posts Archdeacon of Lisieux
Ordination 21 September 1185
Consecration 29 September 1185
Personal details
Died 24 June 1214
Denomination Catholic

Gilbert Glanvill or Gilbert de Glanville was a medieval Bishop of Rochester.


Glanvill was a clerk of Archbishop Baldwin of Canterbury and the archdeacon of the Lisieux.[1] He was elected bishop of Rochester on 16 July 1185. He was ordained as a priest on 21 September[1] and consecrated 29 September of the same year.

In 1190, early during the reign of Richard I, he founded a hospital in Strood, east of the church, which was afterwards called the Newark or Stroud Hospital.[2] In 1830, under King Henry VIII, the hospital was put under the control of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester.[3]

In 1201, 5 acres of King John's demesne wood in Ospringe were given to him.[4] He was forced to flee England with Bishop Herbert of Salisbury in 1207 during the dispute between King John and Pope Innocent III over the election of the new archbishop of Canterbury.[5]

Glanvill died on 24 June 1214.[6]


  1. ^ a b British History Online Bishops of Rochester accessed on 30 October 2007
  2. ^ Coulson & Collins 1982.
  3. ^ William Henry Ireland England's topographer, or A new and complete history of the county of Kent (1830), p. 261, at Google Books
  4. ^ Hasted, Edward (1798). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Institute of Historical Research. 6: 499–531. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Kingsford, Charles Lethbridge. "Herbert Poor or Pauper" in the Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. XLVI. Smith, Elder, & Co. (London), 1896. Hosted at Wikisource. Accessed 3 Jan 2015.
  6. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 267


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Rochester
Succeeded by
Benedict of Sausetun

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