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Harold William Bradfield (1898–1960), Bishop of Wells (1946–1960)

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Bishop's Palace & Gardens

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Bradfield served as a parish priest in Heyside, Lancashire, before he became secretary of the Canterbury Diocesan Board of Finance. In 1934 he was appointed an Honorary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral. He became Archdeacon of Croydon in 1942 and was appointed Bishop of Bath and Wells in 1946. Here his use of the Bishop's Palace was restricted by post-war shortages and building materials. After the renovation of the North Wing he was able to live in more comfortable domestic rooms and more suitable offices for his staff.

The Bishop's Palace & Gardens


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    111 x 85 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    acquired, 1954–1960


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Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD England

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