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Walter Hart

Walter Hart
Bishop of Norwich
Appointed24 January 1446
Term ended24 May 1472
PredecessorThomas Brunce
SuccessorJames Goldwell
Consecration27 February 1446
Personal details
Died24 May 1472
DenominationRoman Catholic

Walter Hart (or Walter Lyhert; died 24 May 1472) was a medieval Bishop of Norwich. He was Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, from 1435 to 1446.[1] He was nominated as bishop on 24 January 1446 and was consecrated on 27 February 1446. He died on 24 May 1472.[2]

The executors of his will are named as William Pykenham, archdeacon of Suffolk, John Bulman, Robert Hober, Henry Smyth, and another (illegible).[3]

He features in the Paston Letters, especially their correspondence in 1469, when he was drawn into the efforts by her mother and brothers to prevent Margery Paston from marrying their bailiff Richard Calle.


  1. ^ ‘Oxford College Histories: Oriel College’ Ranie, D.W. p58: London; F.E. Robinson & Co;1900
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 262
  3. ^ "AALT Page".


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
Academic offices Preceded byJohn Carpenter Provost of Oriel College, Oxford 1435–1446 Succeeded byJohn Hals Catholic Church titles Preceded byThomas Brunce Bishop of Norwich 1446–1472 Succeeded byJames Goldwell

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