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Walter Durdent

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Walter Durdent
Bishop of Coventry
Appointedbetween April 1148 - October 1149
Term ended7 December 1159
PredecessorRoger de Clinton
SuccessorRichard Peche
Other post(s)Prior of Christ Church Priory, Canterbury
Consecration2 October 1149
Personal details
Died7 December 1159

Walter Durdent (died 1159) was Bishop of Coventry from 1149 to 1159.

Durdent was a Benedictine monk before his elevation to the episcopate.[1] He was prior of Christ Church Priory in Canterbury when he was elected to Coventry through the influence of Archbishop Theobald of Canterbury.[2] Walter was consecrated as Bishop of Coventry on 2 October 1149.[3] He was considered an excellent theologian.[2] During his time as bishop, he forbade the practice of selling the chrism used in various ecclesiastical rituals.[4]

Durdent died 7 December 1159.[3]


  1. ^ Knowles Monastic Order p. 629 and footnote 3
  2. ^ a b Barlow English Church p. 101
  3. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 253
  4. ^ Cheney "Recognition of Pope Alexander III" English Historical Review p. 477


  • Barlow, Frank (1979). The English Church 1066–1154: A History of the Anglo-Norman Church. New York: Longman. ISBN 0-582-50236-5.
  • Cheney, C. R. (July 1969). "The Recognition of Pope Alexander III: Some Neglected Evidence". The English Historical Review. 84 (332): 474–497. doi:10.1093/ehr/LXXXIV.CCCXXXII.474. JSTOR 562481.
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Knowles, David (1976). The Monastic Order in England: A History of its Development from the Times of St. Dunstan to the Fourth Lateran Council, 940–1216 (Second reprint ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-05479-6.

Further reading

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Roger de Clinton
Bishop of Coventry
Succeeded by
Richard Peche

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