Friday, July 17, 2015

Trail dedicated to eccentric Anglican bishop

From Ireland-

Frederick Hervey, Earl of Bristol and builder of striking mansions and churches along the North Coast, was a wealthy philanthropist and worldly traveller who served as Bishop of Derry until his death in 1803.

A tourist trail from the Giant's Causeway to Londonderry, including some of the key locations in his life, was dedicated today to the man known as the "Earl Bishop".

He built lckworth House in Suffolk where his sculpture stands but this is the first time his legacy has been recognised in this way in Northern Ireland.
Historian Jim Hunter said: "He devoted as much of his time to the Roman Catholic and Presbyterian communities as to his own flock from the Church of Ireland."

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