George Addleshaw

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Memorial in Chester Cathedral

George William Outram Addleshaw was Dean of Chester in the third quarter of the 20th century.[1]

He was born on 1 December 1906 and educated at Bromsgrove and Trinity College, Oxford.[2] Ordained in 1931, he was initially a Curate at Highfield Parish Church, Southampton. Following this he became Vice Principal of St Chad’s College, Durham then a Canon Residentiary at York Minster before his elevation to the Deanery of Chester.[3] A man with a huge knowledge of church architecture,[4] he died on 14 June 1982[5]

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  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975/1976 Lambeth, Church House Publishing (ISBN (invalid) 0108153674, alternate version: ISBN 0-19-200008-X, OCLC 25885092, OCLC 59162245)
  2. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Dean Of Chester The Times Thursday, 8 November 1962; p. 7; Issue 55543; col D
  4. ^ British History On-line
  5. ^ The Times, Friday, 18 June 1982; p. 12; Issue 61263; col F Obituary Very Rev George Addleshaw
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Michael McCausland Gibbs
Dean of Chester
1963 – 1977
Succeeded by
Thomas Wood Ingram Cleasby