Named in 1886 and one of several roads in East Dulwich commemorating bishops, in this case Richard Whateley (1787-1863), an English academic, rhetorician, logician, philosopher, economist, and theologian. He was a leading Broad Churchman, a prolific and combative author over a wide range of topics, a flamboyant character, and one of the first to recognise the talents of Jane Austen. He was Archbishop of Dublin from 1831 until his death in 1863.