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Cluttterbuck, Robert Hawley

1 January 1837 – 10 August 1896

Robert Hawley Clutterbuck was born to Charles Clutterbuck ‘citizen and draper of London’ and his wife Hannah, on the first day of 1837.  He was ordained in 1864 and served at Plaistow and Clerkenwell before moving, in 1880, to St Mary Aldermanbury, City of London.  Failing health, brought on by overwork, caused him to leave London and in 1882 he became Rector of Knight’s Enham, Hampshire, moving to the adjacent living of Penton Mewsey eight years later. He was twice married; first to Harriet Washington, with whom he had a son and three daughters.  She died in 1875, and he later married Marianna Mansfield.

Clutterbuck was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries on 10 March 1892 and also served the Hampshire Field Club, Salisbury Field Club and Salisbury and South Wilts Museum in various capacities. His last public lecture was in Salisbury on 14 July 1896.  He is buried in the churchyard at Penton Mewsey, near to the church ‘that he loved so well’. 


Rev R H Clutterbuck FSA 1898 Notes on the Parishes of Fyfield, Kimpton, Penton Mewsey, Weyhill & Wherwell. (Revised and edited by Edward Doran Webb FSA).


Rev R H Clutterbuck

Contribution to county’s history

Clutterbuck published many pamphlets and articles in local newspapers, the Journal of the British Archaeological Association and the county journals for Hampshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.  Regarding the history of the border parishes of Hampshire and Wiltshire he was ‘a perfect mine of information’ and his talks were ‘very well received’.  He deciphered and printed the ancient borough records of Andover and transcribed the Black Book of Southampton.  

Relevant published works

  • Clutterbuck R H 1892 Some recovered memorials of the Old Church at Andover, Proc Hants Field Club & Archaeol Soc Vol 2, Part 2, pp 201-213
  • Clutterbuck R H 1897 Notes on the Fair at Weyhill, Proc Hants Field Club & Archaeol Soc Vol 3, Part 2, pp127-147
  • Clutterbuck R H 1898 Notes on the Parishes of Fyfield, Kimpton, Penton Mewsey, Weyhill & Wherwell in the County of Hampshire. (Revised and edited by Edward Doran Webb FSA). Salisbury.

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Dave Allen July 2021


Fyfield, Kimpton, Penton Mewsey, Weyhill, Wherwell, Andover

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