George Granville Bradley
George Granville Bradley, Dean of Westminster, is buried in the south aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey.
A brass, by Messrs Clayton & Bell
, covers his
grave showing a figure of him and four coats of arms (ie.Bradley, the Abbey, University College Oxford and Marlborough College).
The inscription reads:
"George Granville Bradley D.D., C.V.O. Master of Marlborough College 1858-1870, Master of University College Oxford 1870-1881, Dean of Westminster 1881-1902.
, vicar of Glasbury Brecon in Wales and an incumbent at Clapham in London, and his
first wife Catherine (Sheppard).
brothers Revd.C Bradley was a famous educationalist and his
half brothers were Herbert and Andrew.
was educated in London and at Rugby School
under the famous Dr Thomas Arnold.
At Oxford he
was a pupil and great friend of A.P.Stanley, whom he
succeeded as Dean of Westminster
During Bradley's decanate famous people such as Darwin, Browning and Tennyson (a great friend of George) were buried in the Abbey
He took part in the 1887 Jubilee service for Queen Victoria, to whom he was chaplain in ordinary, and also the 1902 coronation of Edward VII.
This was the first occasion when the Abbey
was opened to the public after a coronation service to see the setting.
resigned due to ill health later in 1902 and lived near the Abbey
in Queen Anne's Gate.