Bishop Walter Kerr Hamilton - Salisbury Cathedral

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Bishop Walter Kerr Hamilton, Salisbury Cathedral, Victorian, GG Scott

 

Monument in white marble, designed by GG Scott, to Bishop Walter Kerr Hamilton (d1869), Salisbury Cathedral

 

Bishop Hamilton was a close lifelong friend of William Gladstone, who he had met when they were both at Eton in the 1820s. In 1853 he wrote a pamphlet on cathedral reform and when he became Bishop of Salisbury made the cathedral more accessible to the public and encouraged its popular use.

 

 

Bishop Walter Kerr Hamilton, Salisbury Cathedral, Victorian, GG Scott