Harold Costley-White

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The Very Rev Harold Costley-White DD (9 November 1878 – 5 April 1966) was an Anglican dean and author in the mid-20th century.[1][2][3]

He was educated at Malvern and Balliol and ordained in 1902.[4][5] He was an Assistant Master at Sherborne and Rugby.[6] From 1910 to 1936 he held Headships at Bradfield College, Liverpool College and Westminster. In 1936 he became Canon of Westminster [7] and two years later Dean of Gloucester, serving for 15 years.[8][9]
He died in Wells, Somerset, in 1966 and was buried at Westminster Abbey.[3]


  1. ^ "Periods of Old Testament History", 5 vols, 1908–1910; "Abraham of Ur", 1938 , British Library; accessed 21 March 2010
  2. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ a b "Obituary: Very Rev. Harold Costley-White, Headmaster And Dean". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 7 April 1966. p. 17. 
  4. ^ The Malvern Register, 1865-1904. 1905.
  5. ^ "The Clergy List" London, Kelly’s, 1913
  6. ^ "Rugby School Register 1874 - 1904 Vol III" Mitchell, A.T: Rugby, A.J.Lawrence, 1904
  7. ^ "Canonry Of Westminster Dr. Costley-White Appointed" The Times, 5 August 1936; pg. 12
  8. ^ The New Dean Of Gloucester Appointment Of Dr. H. Costley-White The Times, 2 July 1938; pg. 12
  9. ^ Gloucestershire Archives Online Catalogue
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Gee
Dean of Gloucester
Succeeded by
Seiriol John Arthur Evans

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