Nicholas Close

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Nicholas Close
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Appointed 30 August 1452
Term ended late October 1452
Predecessor William Booth
Successor Reginald Boulers
Consecration 15 March 1450
Personal details
Died late October 1452
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post Bishop of Carlisle
Archdeacon of Colchester

Nicholas Close (died 1452) was an English priest, Bishop of Carlisle from 1450 to 1452. He was provided to the see of Carlisle in January 1450, and consecrated on 15 March 1450.[1] He was selected Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield on 30 August 1452 and served for a short time before his death in late October 1452.[2] He was educated at King's College, Cambridge, being elected a fellow in 1443,[3] and served as a commissioner to Scotland in 1449. He was Archdeacon of Colchester before being appointed bishop.


  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 236
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 254
  3. ^ "Close, Nicholas (CLS450N)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Marmaduke Lumley
Bishop of Carlisle
Succeeded by
William Percy
Preceded by
William Booth
Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield
Succeeded by
Reginald Boulers