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Temple Chevallier

1794 – 1873

Reverend Temple Chevallier, great grandson of founder Clement, led a prestigious academic career holding two professorships in two different subjects. He identified a crater on the moon, named the Chevallier Crater.

Reverend Temple Chevallier's father, who was also called Temple and a Reverend, was the eldest son of his generation but chose not to inherit Aspall Hall, instead becoming Rector of Badingham, Suffolk. Having studied at Pembroke College in Cambridge, Temple went onto become the first professor of both Mathematics and Astronomy at Durham University. Whilst at the University he helped to raise funds to build an observatory and discovered a crater on the moon which was named after him. He was also the Perpetual Curate of the parish of St Michael in the village of Esh near Durham. Not only was he a professor in two subjects he also held a Readership in Hebrew at the University and introduced Britain’s first taught course in Civil Engineering.

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