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.
William Woodock Hough was born into a medical family, son of the eminent surgeon James Hough, FRCS, JP. He was educated at The Perse School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and began his working life as a school master at Wimborne Grammar School.
In 1885 he was ordained by the Bishop of Salisbury 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, a chapel was erected to his memory at Carshalton.
- ^ Bishopric Of Woolwich The Vicar Of Lewisham Appointed (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Thursday, 3 Nov 1932; pg. 12; Issue 46281; col D
- ^ “Who was Who” 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- ^ "Hough, William Woodcock". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- ^ The Times, Friday, 11 Nov 1887; pg. 7; Issue 32227; col F University Intelligence. Oxford, 10 Nov. (Award of MA to Hough)
- ^ Ordinations- Salisbury. (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Tuesday, 22 Dec 1885; pg. 10; Issue 31636; col A
- ^ The Times, Tuesday, 13 Mar 1934; pg. 17; Issue 46701; col D Deaths- The Rt Rev WW Hough
- ^ The Times, Wednesday, 5 Dec 1934; pg. 12; Issue 46929; col C Hough Memorial Chapel Dedication By Bishop Of Southwark