Sir Arthur Crosfield, 1st Baronet
Sir Arthur Henry Crosfield, 1st Baronet (5 April 1865- 22 September 1938), was a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for Warrington from 1906 to December 1910.
From his parent, he inherited the business of Joseph Crosfield and Sons, soap and candle manufacturers. He sold the company in 1911 and built Witanhurst on the proceeds, being the largest house in London besides Buckingham Palace. He was elected during the 1906 Liberal landslide gaining Warrington from the Conservative Robert Pierpont. He was re-elected in January 1910 but defeated by the Conservative Harold Smith in December 1910. He was created a baronet, of Highgate in the County of Middlesex, in 1915.
Crosfield was also Chairman of National Playing Fields Association and served as a School Governor for Highgate School from 1929-1930. He was interested in the Balkans, and wrote The Settlement of the Near East, published in 1922. His wife, Domini, Lady Crosfield, née Elliadi, from a respected Anglo-Hellenic family, stood as a Liberal Party candidate for parliament in 1929 at Islington North and in 1931 at Finsbury.
He was a keen golfer and won many championships. His wife was a championship tennis player, and at Witanhurst they hosted their own charity tennis competition immediately after the Wimbledon fortnight, with many of the championship players staying on in London for the event.
- The London Gazette: . 27 July 1915.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Warrington
1906 – December 1910
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|