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Charles Moss (1711–1802), FRS, Bishop of Wells (1774–1802)

Photo credit: The Bishop's Palace & Gardens

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Moss was Bishop of St David's 1766–1774 before coming to Bath and Wells. He was "much esteemed throughout his Diocese for his urbanity and simplicity of manners and he was reverenced for his piety and learning". He supported Hannah Moore for her promotion of Christian education in the Cheddar Valley. Hannah came to dine at the Palace and Bishop Moss "received her with affectionate cordiality". He died at his house in Grosvenor Square, London.

The Bishop's Palace & Gardens





oil on canvas


H 126 x W 100 cm

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acquired, 1827–1829

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Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD England

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