Ralph of Shrewsbury

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Ralph of Shrewsbury
Bishop of Bath and Wells
Elected2 June 1329
Term ended14 August 1363
Predecessor John Droxford
Successor John Barnet
Consecration3 September 1329
Personal details
Died14 August 1363
Tomb in Wells Cathedral Tomb of Ralph of Shrewsbury in Wells Cathedral.JPG
Tomb in Wells Cathedral

Ralph of Shrewsbury [lower-alpha 1] (died 1363) was an English medieval bishop and university chancellor. [4]



From 1328 to 1329, Ralph was Chancellor of the University of Oxford. [3]

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

Ralph founded Vicars Close. [2]


  1. Or Radulphus de Salopia [1] or Ralph de Salopia [2] or Ralf of Shrewsburie; [3]


  1. "Ralph of Shrewsbury (Died 1363)". Britannia.com. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
  2. 1 2 "Vicars Close, at Wells" (PDF). monasticmatrix.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
  3. 1 2 Wood, Anthony (1790). "Fasti Oxonienses". The History and Antiquities of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford. 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 Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Bath and Wells
Succeeded by