Poole, Georige Ayliffe

Poole, Georige Ayliffe an English theologian, was born in 1809. He was a scholar of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and tool his degree in 1831. After holding several curacies and a benefice at Leeds, he settled permanently in Northamptonshire, first as vicar of Welford, from 1843 to 1876, and then as rector of Winwick, from 1876 to 1883. Poole, who died September 25 of the latter year, ranked as one of the leading English authorities on ecclesiastical architecture. He published a variety of sermons and theological works, including an account of the Life and Times of St. Cyprian (1840). His chief works, however, related to ecclesiology. In 1842 appeared Appropriate Character of Church Architecture: Churches, their Structure (1845): — History of Ecclesiastical Architecture in England (1848); in conjunction with Mr. J.W. Hugall, he issued an account of the Churches of Scarborough, Filey, and Neighborhood, and Guide to York Cathedral. Poole's last work was History of the Diocese of Peterborough, for the series of Diocesan Histories, in the course of publication by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. (B.P.)

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