Ditchfield, Peter Hampson, Rev. (M)

Surname: Ditchfield
Forename(s): Peter Hampson
b. 20 April 1854. d. 16 September 1930. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, Church of England clergyman, editor, and historian. Alternative signature: D. H. Ditchfield. Born in Westhoughton, Lancashire. Educated at Oriel College, Oxford. Ordained a priest in 1879. Curate at St Michael’s parish church, Sandhurst, and Christ Church, Reading, Berkshire. Rector of Barkham (1866-1930). Inspector of Schools at the Diocese of Oxford (1886-1903). Married in 1898. Co-editor of three volumes of Victoria County History (1907-1924). Secretary of the Berkshire Archaeological Society (1891-1929) and president (1929-1930). Editor of Berks, Bucks and Oxon Archaeological Journal (1897-1930). Member of the Freemasons. Chambers’s Journal ledger entry for Ditchfield’s A Stirrup-Cup Song, published on 23 November 1901, lists the author as Rev P. H. Ditchfield, of Barkham Rectory, Wokingham (NLS Dep 341/371). Biographical information: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Ditchfield (7 October 2021). (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Stirrup-Cup Song 1901-11-23 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12540