The Third and Fourth Barons Radstock lived at Mayfield House in Weston for about fifty years before the latter died in 1937. The Third Baron, Granville Augustus William Waldegrave (1833-1913), succeeded to the title in 1857 and bought the Mayfield estate in 1889. His grandfather and father were both admirals but he preferred to devote his life to evangelism, making a number of missionary journeys to India and Russia. He was also active in the evangelical cause in the Woolston and Sholing areas. He died in Paris but was buried in Holy Trinity Church in Weston. His son, Granville, the Fourth Baron, continued missionary and charitable work and was active in the Y.M.C.A., the British Sailors Society and the Band of Hope. He was awarded a CBE in 1918. He died at Mayfield in 1937. Radstock Road, built in 1925, was named after the family.

Granville Augustus William Waldegrave

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Photograph, c.1880

Mayfield House

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Photograph, 1910


see also


Further reading:
Lord Radstock of Mayfield, by David Fountain. (HS/t.WAL)
Lord Radstock: An Interpretation and Record, by Mrs Edward Trotter. (HS/t.WAL)
Stories of Southampton Streets, by A. G. K. Leonard, p75-78. (HS/h)
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004, Volume 56 (under Waldegrave)


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