Leonard Burrows

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Memorial in Sheffield Cathedral

Leonard Hedley Burrows[1] was an Anglican bishop.

Born at Rugby, Warwickshire on 7 December 1857, he was educated at Charterhouse[2] and New College, Oxford.[3] Ordained in 1881, he was a Curate at Dorking after which he was Vicar of Wrecclesham and then Rural Dean of Godalming before his appointment as Bishop of Lewes.[4] Translated to Sheffield in 1914 he served 25 years as its first Diocesan Bishop.[5] He died on 6 February 1940.[6]

Burrows was the father of Hedley Burrows (Dean of Hereford)[7] and grandfather of Simon Burrows (Bishop of Buckingham).[8]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ University Intelligence. Oxford,Feb. 3 The Times Friday, February 04, 1881; pg. 12; Issue 30109; col B
  4. ^ New Suffragan Bishopric The Times Thursday, 27 May 1909; pg. 9; Issue 38970; col B
  5. ^ His predecessor Quirk was a Suffragan; Burrows the first Diocesan
  6. ^ Obituary- Rt Rev L.H Burrrows The Times Wednesday, February 07, 1940; pg. 11; Issue 48533; col F
  7. ^ ‘BURROWS, Very Rev. Hedley Robert’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2007 [1], accessed 30 June 2012
  8. ^ ‘BURROWS, Rt Rev. Simon Hedley’, Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 [2], accessed 30 June 2012
Church of England titles
New title Bishop of Lewes
Succeeded by
Herbert Jones
Preceded by
John Quirk
as bishop suffragan
Bishop of Sheffield
Succeeded by
Leslie Hunter