Whittington Landon

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Whittington Landon (c. 1758 – 29 December 1838) was an academic at the University of Oxford and an Anglican clergyman who became Dean of Exeter.


Whittington Landon, the son of John Landon from Tedstone, Herefordshire, matriculated at the University of Oxford as a member of Worcester College on 13 October 1775, aged 17. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1779 and was elected to a college fellowship in 1782, the same year in which he took his Master of Arts. He obtained two further degrees: Bachelor of Divinity in 1790 and Doctor of Divinity in 1795. He was elected Provost of Worcester College in 1795, and held this position until his death.[1] He was appointed Keeper of the Archives of the University in 1796, and held this post until 1815. He also served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1802 to 1806.[1] He died on 29 December 1838.[2]

Landon was also an ordained priest in the Church of England. He was rector of the Herefordshire parish of Croft with Yarpole from 1796 until his death in 1838. He added the positions of prebendary of Norwich (1811 to 1813) and of Salisbury (1821 until his death), Dean of Exeter (1813 until his death), rector of Bishopstone, Salisbury (1822 to 1826), and vicar of Branscombe, Devon (1827 to 1830).[2]


  1. ^ a b Salter, H. E.; Lobel, Mary D., eds. (1954). "Gloucester Hall and Worcester College". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 298–309. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b Foster, Joseph (1888–1892). "Landon, Whittington" . Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886. Oxford: Parker and Co – via Wikisource.
Academic offices
Preceded by
William Sheffield
Provost of Worcester College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Richard Lynch Cotton
Preceded by
Michael Marlow
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Henry Richards
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Garnett
Dean of Exeter
1813 – 1838
Succeeded by
Thomas Hill Lowe