William Hough (bishop)

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The Rt Rev William Woodcock Hough (19 December 1859 – 8 March 1934) was an Anglican Bishop, the second Bishop of Woolwich from 1918 to 1932.[1]

William Woodock Hough was born into a medical family, son of the eminent surgeon James Hough, FRCS, JP.[2] He was educated at The Perse School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge,[3][4] and began his working life as a school master at Wimborne Grammar School.

In 1885 he was ordained by the Bishop of Salisbury[5] and was appointed to be the Curate at Hampreston. He was then in charge of the Corpus Christi College, Cambridge Mission, Old Kent Road for 13 years; Clerical Secretary of the South London Church Fund; Vicar of Lewisham; and Archdeacon of Kingston-upon-Thames before his elevation to the episcopate. He was also Archdeacon of Lewisham from 1919 to 1932

After his death on 8 March 1934,[6] a chapel was erected to his memory at Carshalton.[7]


  1. ^ Bishopric Of Woolwich The Vicar Of Lewisham Appointed (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Thursday, 3 Nov 1932; pg. 12; Issue 46281; col D
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "Hough, William Woodcock (HH879WW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ The Times, Friday, 11 Nov 1887; pg. 7; Issue 32227; col F University Intelligence. Oxford, 10 Nov. (Award of MA to Hough)
  5. ^ Ordinations- Salisbury. (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Tuesday, 22 Dec 1885; pg. 10; Issue 31636; col A
  6. ^ The Times, Tuesday, 13 Mar 1934; pg. 17; Issue 46701; col D Deaths- The Rt Rev WW Hough
  7. ^ The Times, Wednesday, 5 Dec 1934; pg. 12; Issue 46929; col C Hough Memorial Chapel Dedication By Bishop Of Southwark

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Cox Leeke
Bishop of Woolwich
Succeeded by
Arthur Llewellyn Preston

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