James Goldwell

James Goldwell
Bishop of Norwich
Appointed 17 July 1472
Term ended 15 February 1499
Predecessor Walter Hart
Successor Thomas Jane
Other posts Dean of Salisbury
Consecration 4 October 1472
Personal details
Died 15 February 1499
Denomination Roman Catholic

James Goldwell (died 15 February 1499) was a medieval Dean of Salisbury and Bishop of Norwich.


Goldwell was one of the sons of William and Avice Goldwell, both of whom died in 1485. He had a brother, Nicholas Goldwell, who survived him.[1] He was nominated on 17 July 1472 and was consecrated on 4 October 1472. He died on 15 February 1499.[2]


Goldwell was educated at All Souls' College, Oxford where he graduated B.Can.L. 1449 and D.C.L 1452.

He was appointed:

Goldwell was appointed to the sixth stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in 1460 and held this until 1472.[3]


  1. Hayes 2004.
  2. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 262
  3. Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle


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Preceded by
Walter Hart
Bishop of Norwich
Succeeded by
Thomas Jane
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