Sub-sub-fonds DCN 160 - David Herbert Somerset Cranage (Dean, 1927-1945)

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David Herbert Somerset Cranage (Dean, 1927-1945)


  • 1917-1937 (Creation)

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Born 10 Oct. 1866 died 22 Oct. 1957. Younger son of Dr J.E. Cranage of the Old Hall, Wellington, Salop; married 1923, Dorothy Elizabeth only daughter of William Tyrer of Stockton House, Warwickshire.
Education: King’s College, Cambridge
Career: Curate of Little Wenlock, 1897–98; Much Wenlock, 1898–1902; Secretary of the Cambridge University Local Lectures, 1902–24, and of the Board of Extra-Mural Studies, 1924–28; Dean of Norwich, 1928–45; Select Preacher at Cambridge, 1908, 1910, 1912, 1914, 1918, 1922, 1924, 1928, 1929, 1932; Select Preacher at Oxford, 1932–34; Ex-Chairman of the Faculty Board of Fine Arts in the University of Cambridge; Ex-Vice-President of Society of Antiquaries; Ex-President, Cambridge Antiquarian Soc.; Ex-President Norfolk and Norwich Archæological Society; Chm. YMCA Educ. Cttee, 1918–53; Member Consultative Committee, Board of Education, 1920–28; Chairman of the House of Clergy in the Church Assembly, 1932–45; Prolocutor of Lower House of Convocation of Canterbury, 1936–45. Sec. of the Gilchrist Educational Trust, 1923–48; Chm. of the Central Council for the Care of Churches, 1938–53, and of the Cathedrals Advisory Cttee, 1946–55.

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