Henry Philpott (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Henry Philpott
Bishop of Worcester
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Diocese Anglican Diocese of Worcester
In office 1860–1890
Predecessor Henry Pepys
Successor John Perowne
Other posts Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (1846, 1856–1857)
Personal details
Born (1807-11-17)17 November 1807
Died 10 January 1892(1892-01-10) (aged 84)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater St Catherine's College, Cambridge

Henry Philpott (17 November 1807 – 10 January 1892[1]) was an Anglican bishop and academic.

He matriculated at St Catharine's College, Cambridge in 1825 and graduated as Senior Wrangler and 2nd Smith's prizeman in 1829.[2] He was elected a Fellow of St Catharine's College on 6 April 1829 and was subsequently elected Master of St Catharine's College in 1845, a post he held until 1861. During the same period, he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge on three occasions (1846, 1856, 1857).

Philpott was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) by royal letters patent in 1847 and was Bishop of Worcester from 1860 to 1890. [3] He was Clerk of the Closet from 1865 to 1891 and Chairman of the Cambridge University Commission in 1878.


  1. ^ W. H. S. Jones, 1936, A history of St Catharine's College, Cambridge University Press, 414.
  2. ^ "Philpott, Henry (PHLT825H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry Subscription required
Academic offices
Preceded by
Joseph Procter
Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
Charles Kirkby Robinson
Preceded by
Ralph Tatham
William Whewell
Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
Succeeded by
Robert Phelps
William Henry Bateson
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Pepys
Bishop of Worcester
Succeeded by
John Perowne

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