Giles of Bridport
|Bishop of Salisbury|
Giles' tomb in Salisbury Cathedral
|Elected||between 13 February and 15 April 1256|
|Term ended||December 1262|
|Predecessor||William de York|
|Successor||Walter de la Wyle|
|Other posts||Dean of Wells|
|Consecration||11 March 1257|
Giles of Bridport was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.
Giles was archdeacon of Berkshire in the diocese of Salisbury as well as Dean of Wells before he was elected bishop between 13 February and 15 April 1256 and consecrated on 11 March 1257. He died in December 1262, probably on the 13th. He founded De Vaux College in 1262 and he may have been the brother of Simon de Bridport, who was treasurer of the diocese of Salisbury. He is commemorated by a statue in niche 169 on the west front of Salisbury Cathedral.
- British History Online Bishops of Salisbury accessed on 30 October 2007
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
|Catholic Church titles|
William de York
| Bishop of Salisbury
Walter de la Wyle
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