Reginald Waterfield

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Reginald Waterfield (20 December 1867 – 8 March 1967) was an Anglican priest[1] in the 20th century.[2]

He was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford.[3] and was ordained in 1897 [4] He was assistant master at Rugby School,[5] then Principal of Cheltenham College, then Archdeacon of Cirencester (renamed Archdeacon of Cheltenham in 1919).[6] In 1919 he became Dean of Hereford,[7] a post he held until his retirement in 1947.[8] He died in March 1967 aged 99 years and, following cremation, his ashes were buried in the Lady Arbour at Hereford Cathedral.[9]


  1. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  2. ^ The Times, Thursday, Mar 09, 1967; pg. 14; Issue 56885; col F Very Rev. R. Waterfield Former Dean And Headmaster
  3. ^ The Times, Friday, May 03, 1895; pg. 10; Issue 34567; col B University Intelligence
  4. ^ Ordinations Durham The Times Tuesday, Sep 21, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35314; col F
  5. ^ Moir, Prebendary A.L. (1968). Deans of Hereford. Orphans Printing Press. p. 54. 
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP, 1941
  7. ^ The New Dean Of Hereford The Times Monday, Dec 22, 1919; pg. 9; Issue 42289; col B
  8. ^ ”Hereford Cathedral: a history” Aylmer, G/Tiller,J: London, Hambledon, 2000 ISBN 1-85285-194-5
  9. ^ Deans of Hereford. p. 56. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Sinclair
Archdeacon of Cirencester
Succeeded by
as Archdeacon of Cheltenham
Preceded by
as Archdeacon of Cirencester
Archdeacon of Cheltenham
Succeeded by
George Gardner
Preceded by
Wentworth Leigh
Dean of Hereford
Succeeded by
Hedley Burrows