WEBB Benjamin (28 November 1819 – 27 November 1885) was an English clergyman and co-founder of the Cambridge Camden Society; he was known as a leading authority on questions of ecclesiastical art.
In 1828 he was admitted to St Paul's School under Dr John Sleath, and proceeded with an exhibition to Trinity College, Cambridge, in October 1838. He graduated B.A. in 1842, M.A. in 1845. While still an undergraduate he, together with his somewhat older friend, John Mason Neale, founded the Cambridge Camden Society, which played an important part in the ecclesiological revival. Webb was early recognised as a leading authority on questions of ecclesiastical art.
He was ordained deacon in 1842 and priest in 1843. Webb was appointed by Bishop Jackson of London in 1881 to the Prebend of Portpool in St Paul's Cathedral.
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