|Basset of Beaupré|
Old Beaupré Castle, St. Hilary, Glamorganshire
|Beaupré Castle: phased ground plan. Image: RCAHMW/Crown Copyright. Some rights reserved.|
The irregularity suggests that construction may have taken place in several phases during the 14th century. The hall was relatively small (32x20 ft) and had a simple two-storey parlour block to its west. To the east stood a mural staircase, then a gatehouse (which was apparently closed in and repurposed in the 15th century) and finally the service accommodation. The large and well-preserved kitchen lies at the angle between the hall range and the service range at right-angles to it.
|Beaupré Castle: general view from the north-east. Image: RCAHMW/Crown Copyright Some rights reserved.|
|Beaupré Castle: the outer gatehouse, with crude classical decoration, perhaps of the 1580s. Image: RCAHMW/Crown Copyright. Some rights reserved.|
|Beaupré Castle: the inner porch tower is a more sophisticated classical production, dated 1600.|
Image: RCAHMW/Crown Copyright. Some rights reserved.
New Beaupré House, St. Hilary, Glamorganshire
|New Beaupré House: the modest building constructed for Daniel Jones in the 1820s and extended by the Basset family, photographed while in use as a hospital during the First World War, from an old postcard.|
Basset family of Beaupré
Location of archives
Coat of arms
Can you help?
- Does anyone know what Sir William Basset (1627-67), kt., had done to merit burial in Westminster Abbey?
- Can anyone provide fuller genealogical information for the earlier generations of this family? In the absence of the parish registers for St. Hilary before 1690, my account is unusually incomplete.
- 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.