Ralph of Shrewsbury

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Ralph of Shrewsbury
Bishop of Bath and Wells
Church Catholic
See Diocese of Bath and Wells
Elected 2 June 1329
Term ended 14 August 1363
Predecessor John Droxford
Successor John Barnet
Consecration 3 September 1329
Personal details
Died 14 August 1363

Ralph of Shrewsbury (or Radulphus de Salopia[1] or Ralph de Salopia[2] or Ralf of Shrewsburie;[3] died 1363) was an English medieval bishop and university chancellor.[4]


From 1328–9, Ralph of Shrewsbury was Chancellor of the University of Oxford.[3]

On 2 June 1329 he was elected Bishop of Bath and Wells and consecrated on 3 September 1329. He died on 14 August 1363.[5]

Ralph of Shrewsbury founded Vicars Close.[2]


  1. ^ "Ralph of Shrewsbury (Died 1363)". Britannia.com. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Vicars Close, at Wells" (PDF). monasticmatrix.org. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  3. ^ a b Wood, Anthony (1790). "Fasti Oxonienses". The History and Antiquities of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford. Google Books. p. 21. 
  4. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 521–522. ISBN 0-333-39917-X. 
  5. ^ Fryde, et al., Handbook of British Chronology, p. 228.


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Academic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Hotham
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Roger de Streton
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John Droxford
Bishop of Bath and Wells
Succeeded by
John Barnet