Rev Richard Durnford
(1802-1895)

Died aged c. 93

The Rt Rev Richard Durnford (3 November 1802 – 14 October 1895) was the Bishop of Chichester from 1870 to 1895. He was born in Newbury, Berkshire, into an ecclesiastical family (his father was also named Rev. Richard Dunford). He was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford, and ordained in 1831. From 1833 he was Rector of Middleton, Lancashire, and then its Rural Dean. In 1867 he became Archdeacon of Manchester and in the following year Canon Residentiary at Manchester Cathedral. In 1870 he was elevated to the Episcopate of Chichester. He died in Basel. He has two school houses named after him, one in Eton College and one in Brighton College.

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Parish School 1842 Grade II Listed Building. National school erected for St Leonard's Church by Reverend Richard Durnford (later Bishop of Chichester). Extended 1892 by Reverend T. E. Cleworth, last used as a school in 1979.

Long Street, Middleton, United Kingdom where they erected