John Sandale
Bishop of Winchester
Elected26 July 1316
Term ended2 November 1319
PredecessorHenry Woodlock
SuccessorRigaud of Assier
Consecration31 October 1316
Personal details
Died2 November 1319

John Sandale (or Sandall) was a Gascon medieval Lord High Treasurer, Lord Chancellor and Bishop of Winchester.

Sandale inherited the manor of Wheatley within Long Sandale, Yorkshire and was granted Free warren in 1301. He also held the manor of Great Coates, Lincolnshire and was granted free warren there in 1313.[1]

Sandale was a canon of Lincoln and St. Paul's and provost of Wells before being appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1307 on the accession of Edward II. He was dismissed the following year for political reasons.

Sandale served as Warden of the Mint from 1298 to 1305,[2] as Lord High Treasurer from 1310 to 1311 and as acting treasurer from 1312 to 1314.[3] He later became Lord Chancellor on 26 September 1314, holding the office until 11 June 1318.[4]

A pluralist, Sandale was at one time chancellor of St Patrick's, Dublin, treasurer of Lichfield, and dean of St Paul's with prebends in Dublin, Beverley, Wells, Lincoln, London, York, and Glasgow, as well as ten rectories from Chalk in Kent to Dunbar in Scotland.[1] He was elected to the see of Winchester 26 July 1316 and consecrated on 31 October 1316.[5] And he was master of the hospital of St Katharine's by the Tower in 1315.[6]

Sandale was again appointed Lord High Treasurer in November 1318 until his death.[3] He died on 2 November 1319[5] and was buried in St Mary Overie.


  1. ^ a b "Sandale, John (c.1274–1319)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/24611. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ Craig, John (27 October 2011). The Mint: A History of the London Mint from A.D. 287 to 1948. ISBN 9780521170772. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 104
  4. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 86
  5. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 277
  6. ^ Dugdale Monasticon Anglicanum p. 695


Political offices Preceded byWalter Reynolds Lord Chancellor 1314–1318 Succeeded byJohn Hotham Lord High Treasurer 1310–1311 Succeeded byWalter Norwich Preceded byWalter Norwich Lord High Treasurer 1312–1314 Preceded byJohn Walwayn Lord High Treasurer 1318–1319 Catholic Church titles Preceded byHenry Woodlock Bishop of Winchester 1316–1319 Succeeded byRigaud of Assier