Ditchfield, P. H., Rev. (M)

b. 20 April 1854. d. 16 September 1930. Nationality: English.
Poet, Church of England clergyman, editor, and historian. 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

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