Giles of Bridport

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
Personal details
Died December 1262
Denomination Catholic

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[1] 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.[2] 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.[1] He is commemorated by a statue in niche 169 on the west front of Salisbury Cathedral.


  1. 1 2 British History Online Bishops of Salisbury accessed on 30 October 2007
  2. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 270


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William de York
Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Walter de la Wyle
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