Miles Salley

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Effigy of Bishop Salley in The Gaunt's Chapel, Bristol
Tomb of Bishop Salley in The Gaunt's Chapel, Bristol

Miles Salley (died 1516) was a late 15th-century Abbot of Eynsham Abbey and Abingdon Abbey and an early 16th-century Bishop of Llandaff. Salley was Abbot of Abingdon, followed by Eynsham in Oxfordshire in the 1490s, during which time he was party to a major quarrel with Sir Robert Hartcourt of Stanton Harcourt which led to violent clashes between the monks and Harcourt's servants. In 1500, he was appointed Bishop of Llandaff, where he is remembered for his building work at the Bishop's Palace in Mathern in Monmouthshire.

He also rebuilt the chancel and south aisle of The Gaunt's Chapel, Bristol, and donated the reredos.[1]

Salley died in December 1516. He was buried in The Gaunt's Chapel, Bristol, where a fine chest tomb surmounted by his effigy exists on the north wall of the chancel.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Church of St Mark, Lord Mayor's Chapel". Images of England. Retrieved 2010-08-05.