Henry Philpott (bishop)

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Henry Philpott

Bishop of Worcester
Henry Philpott.jpg
DioceseAnglican Diocese of Worcester
In office1861–1890
PredecessorHenry Pepys
SuccessorJohn Perowne
Other post(s)Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (1846, 1856–1857)
Personal details
Born(1807-11-17)17 November 1807
Died10 January 1892(1892-01-10) (aged 84)
Alma materSt Catharine's College, Cambridge

Henry Philpott (17 November 1807 – 10 January 1892[1]) was an Anglican bishop and academic.

He matriculated at St Catharine's College, Cambridge in 1825 and graduated as Senior Wrangler and 2nd Smith's prizeman in 1829.[2] He was elected a Fellow of St Catharine's College on 6 April 1829 and was subsequently elected Master of St Catharine's College in 1845, a post he held until 1861. During the same period, he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge on three occasions (1846, 1856, 1857).

Philpott was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) by royal letters patent in 1847 and was Bishop of Worcester from 1861 to 1890.[3] His election to the See was confirmed on 13 March and he was consecrated a bishop on 25 March 1816.[4] He was Clerk of the Closet from 1865 to 1891 and Chairman of the Cambridge University Commission in 1878.


  1. ^ W. H. S. Jones, 1936, A history of St Catharine's College, Cambridge University Press, 414.
  2. ^ "Philpott, Henry (PHLT825H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry Subscription required
  4. ^ Jones, William Henry Samuel (10 June 2010). A History of St Catharine's College, Cambridge: Once Catharine Hall, Cambridge. ISBN 9781108008969.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Joseph Procter
Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
Charles Kirkby Robinson
Preceded by
Ralph Tatham
William Whewell
Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
Succeeded by
Robert Phelps
William Henry Bateson
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Pepys
Bishop of Worcester
Succeeded by
John Perowne