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(Norman) James Sprankling (c.1860 - 21 April 1935) was a Roman Catholic clergyman and poor law administrator.

Educated at Douai Abbey and St Thomas's Seminary, Hammersmith, Sprankling was ordained as a priest in 1891. He served as curate at St George's Cathdral, Southwark and in Deptford before becoming parish priest of the new parish of Brockley in 1895.

In 1904 he made administrator of St George's Cathedral and in 1908 a canon of the Diocese of Southwark. In 1917 he was made parish priest of the church of St Charles Borromeo, Weybridge. He was made a domestic prelate entitling him to be addressed as "monsignor" in 1922.

A member of the Greenwich and Lewisham Poor Law Guardians, he was elected to the Metropolitan Asylums Board, serving as vice chairman form 1913-19 and chairman from 1919-22. In 1924 he was awarded the CBE.

He died in Weybridge in 1935 aged 75.

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