|Baskerville of Eardisley |
|Treago Castle in 1984. Image: Nick Kingsley. Some rights reserved. |
|Canon Frome Court in 2013. Image: Philip Pankhurst. Some rights reserved. |
When Walter died in 1897 he left Canon Frome to his elder daughter, Sybil Maud Baskerville (1877-1942), who took the name Hopton the following year, while Clyro and the remnants of his other estates passed to his only son, Ralph Hopton Baskerville (1883-1918), who let Clyro Court. Walter's younger daughter, Dorothy Nesta Baskerville (1880-1954) did not inherit any property directly, and in 1903 she married Commander B.A. Pratt-Barlow (1874-1914). He was killed when HMS Hawke was torpedoed at the start of the First World War in 1914, leaving as their only surviving child a daughter, Mary Pamela Pratt-Barlow (1905-48). In 1918, on the death of her brother, Dorothy inherited Clyro Court, which she continued to let. When her sister died in 1942 Canon Frome Court passed to Dorothy's daughter, Mary Pamela, by then the wife of Maj. Otho Cadwallader Adams (1901-61), and they took the name Hopton. The family connections with the Clyro and Canon Frome estate were finally broken in the mid 20th century, with the sale of Clyro to Radnorshire County Council in 1946 and of Canon Frome to Herefordshire County Council in 1957.
Eardisley Castle, Herefordshire
Pontrilas Court, Herefordshire
|Pontrilas Court: garden front in the mid 19th century, before later alterations. (Image: Historic England)|
|Pontrilas Court: garden front in the early 20th century, from an old postcard.|
|Pontrilas Court: ground plan|
Aberedw Court, Radnorshire
Clyro Court, Radnorshire
|Clyro Court: entrance front. Image: Trip Advisor|
|Clyro Court: staircase hall|
Baskerville (later Mynors-Baskerville) family of Eardisley
Baskerville of Pontrilas Court
Baskerville of Aberedw Court and Clyro Court
Location of archives
Coat of arms
Can you help?
- Can anyone provide a photograph or drawing of Aberedw Court before its demolition in the 19th century?
- Can anyone provide more information about the ownership of Pontrilas Court in the 20th century?
- I should be most grateful if anyone can provide photographs or portraits of people whose names appear in bold above, and who are not already illustrated.
- Any additions or corrections to the account given above will be gratefully received and incorporated.