Cecil Rolt

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Cecil Henry Rolt, MA (Oxon) was an eminent Anglican clergyman in the first half of the 20th century.

He was born into an ecclesiastical family[1] in 1865 and educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford. Ordained in 1888,[2] he held curacies at St Thomas’s Sunderland, Christ Church West Hartlepool, St Hilda’s South Shields and St Cuthbert’s Bensham[3] before becoming Vicar of Holy Trinity, Darlington.[4] He later held further incumbencies in Batley and Huddersfield before his appointment as Dean of Cape Town.[5] He died on 14 September 1926[6]


  1. ^ His father was the Rev. H. G. Rolt Vicar of Harbledown, Canterbury - “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 071363457X
  2. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  3. ^ Ecclesiastical Intelligence The Times Thursday, Jun 17, 1897; pg. 12; Issue 35232; col D
  4. ^ Church web-site
  5. ^ thePeerage.com
  6. ^ The Times Wednesday, Sep 15, 1926; pg. 14; Issue 44377; col D The Very Rev. Cecil Henry Rolt
Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Charles Theophilus Headley
Dean of Cape Town
1917– 1924
Succeeded by
Laurence Parsons