Nicholas Longespee

Nicholas Longespee
Bishop of Salisbury
Elected between 8 November and 12 December 1291
Term ended 18 May 1297
Predecessor William de la Corner
Successor Simon of Ghent
Other posts Treasurer of Salisbury
Consecration 16 March 1292
Personal details
Died 18 May 1297
Denomination Catholic

Nicholas Longespee was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.


Longespee was the son of William Longespee, Earl of Salisbury and William's wife, Ela.[1] He was a canon of Salisbury Cathedral before 1272 and held the office of treasurer of the diocese of Salisbury before 1275. He also held the position of rector of Lacock.[2]

Longespee was elected bishop between 8 November and 12 December 1291 and consecrated on 16 March 1292. He died 18 May 1297.[3] He was buried at Salisbury, but his heart was buried at Lacock and his viscera at Ramsbury.[1]


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


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William de la Corner
Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Simon of Ghent
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