Richard Poore

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Richard Poore (d. April 15, 1237) was a medieval English clergyman best known for his role in the construction of Salisbury Cathedral.

He was the son of Richard of Ilchester, also known as Richard Toclive, who served as Bishop of Winchester. Richard Poore became Dean of Sarum in 1197, and Bishop of Chichester in 1214. His brother, Herbert Poore, died in 1217, and Richard succeeded to his position as Bishop of Salisbury. It was during this time that he oversaw and helped plan the construction of the new Salisbury Cathedral. He was translated to the see of Durham in 1228. He appears as one of the witnesses to Henry III's confirmation of the Magna Carta, and probably wrote the "Ancrene Wisse", a treatise on the duties of monastic life.

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