Charles Henry Hylton Stewart

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Memorial to Charles Henry Hylton Stewart in Chester Cathedral

Charles Henry Hylton Stewart (1849 - 1922) was an English clergyman and organist.


Stewart was educated in Bath, Somerset before entering Christ's College, Cambridge in 1870. Migrating to St Catharine's College in 1871, he graduated B.A. in 1874 and M.A. in 1877.[1]

Charles Henry Hylton Stewart was Choral Scholar and Organist of St Catharine's College, Cambridge.[2] On James Pyne's departure, he acted as interim Organist of Chichester Cathedral and was formally appointed in May 1874.[3] The following year he left to take Holy Orders and was successively Minor Canon Precentor of Chester Cathedral (1877–89), Vicar of New Brighton (1889 - 1904),[4] and Rector of Bathwick, Bath (1904–16).


His son Charles Hylton Stewart, was Organist of Rochester Cathedral and of St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

His second son, Bruce Hylton-Stewart, played first-class cricket for Somerset County Cricket Club and appears generally to have used a hyphen in his surname.


  1. ^ "Stewart, Charles Henry Hilton (or Hylton) (STWT870CH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ West, John Ebenezer (1899). Cathedral Organists Past and Present. London: Novello. p. 18. OCLC 271071307.
  3. ^ Plumley, N. (1988). The Organs and Organists of Chichester Cathedral. Phillimore. ISBN 978-0-85033-664-1.
  4. ^ Pike, William Thomas (1987). A Dictionary of Edwardian Biography. P. Bell. p. 220. ISBN 978-0-946687-14-5.
Cultural offices
Preceded by
James Pyne
Organist and Master of the Choristers
of Chichester Cathedral

Succeeded by
Daniel Wood