|Bishop of Coventry|
|See||Diocese of Coventry|
|Appointed||before October 1149|
|Term ended||7 December 1159|
|Predecessor||Roger de Clinton|
|Other posts||Prior of Christ Church Priory, Canterbury|
|Consecration||2 October 1149|
|Died||7 December 1159|
Walter Durdent (died 1159) was a medieval Bishop of Coventry.
Durdent was consecrated on 2 October 1149. He died on 7 December 1159. He was a Benedictine monk before his elevation to the episcopate. He was prior of Christ Church Priory in Canterbury when he was elected through the influence of Archbishop Theobald of Canterbury. Walter was considered an excellent theologian. During his time as bishop, he forbade the practice of selling the chrism used in various ecclesiastical rituals.
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- Knowles Monastic Order p. 629 and footnote 3
- Barlow English Church p. 101
- Cheney "Recognition of Pope Alexander III" English Historical Review p. 477
- Barlow, Frank (1979). The English Church 1066–1154: A History of the Anglo-Norman Church. New York: Longman. ISBN 0-582-50236-5.
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- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- Knowles, David (1976). The Monastic Order in England: A History of its Development from the Times of St. Dunstan to the Fourth Lateran Council, 940–1216 (Second reprint ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-05479-6.
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Roger de Clinton
|Bishop of Coventry
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