|Bishop of Salisbury|
|See||Diocese of Salisbury|
|Elected||circa (c.) 5 May 1194|
|Other posts||Archdeacon of Canterbury|
|Consecration||5 June 1194|
Poore was probably the son of Richard of Ilchester, also known as Richard Toclive, who served as Bishop of Winchester. He was the brother of Richard Poore, who succeeded him as bishop. He held the office of Archdeacon of Canterbury from 1176 until 1194. Herbert was elected to Salisbury about 5 May 1194 and consecrated on 5 June 1194. He was only ordained a priest on 4 June 1194, the day before his consecration at Westminster. Herbert was apparently an enemy of Hubert Walter, and because of his recalcitrance was dispossessed of his lands and exiled to Normandy in 1198. He was permitted to return to England upon payment of a large fine, where he soon found a more sympathetic monarch in King John. It was Herbert's idea to move the see from Old Sarum to the Salisbury Plain, but it was left to his brother and successor, Richard, to actually carry out the plan.
- British History Online Archdeacons of Canterbury accessed on 30 October 2007
- British History Online Bishops of Salisbury accessed on 30 October 2007
- British History Online Deans of Salisbury accessed on 30 October 2007
- 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|
|Bishop of Salisbury