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Clyro Court Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0223 RC/E/CLY

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Radnor County Council, Education Department, Clyro Court Deeds and Papers

Short Title: Clyro Court Papers

Creation date(s): 1619-1951

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Baskerville family of Clyro Court


Administrative/Biographical history: The Clyro Court estate, Clyro, Radnorshire, was the seat of the Baskerville family during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It included land in the parishes of Llowes and Aberedw, Radnorshire. Clyro Court was built by Thomas B. Mynors Baskerville (c.1806-1864) in 1839. He inherited the estate from his third cousin Colonel Thomas Baskerville (d.1818). He held the estate in the mid 19th century and his eldest son, Walter Thomas Mynors Baskerville (c.1849-1905) inherited the estate. In 1905 Walter's son, Ralph Hopton Baskerville (d.1917) took over the estate. Dorothy Nesta Baskerville lived at Clyro Court during the early 20th century. The Baskerville family also owned estates in Berkshire, Dorset, Herefordshire and Wiltshire. The Gwernfydden estate was based in the parish of Clyro and owned by the Price family in the late 18th century. It was purchased by Thomas B. Mynors Baskerville in c.1834.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and related records of the Clyro Court estate, 1619-1951, mainly relating to lands in the parishes of Clyro, 1619-1951; Aberedw, 1747-1946; Cregrina, 1842-1906; Llanddewi Fach, 1653-1906; Llanfaredd, 1777-1906; Llanbedr Painscastle, 1811-1905; Llowes, 1628-1920, all in Radnorshire; Breinton, Herefordshire, 1784-1905; Clodock, Herefordshire, 1716-1906; Hay, Brecknockshire, 1758-1921; Llanfilo, Brecknockshire, 1811-1831; Llanigon, Brecknockshire, 1758-1858; deeds relating to Baskerville lands in Berkshire, Wiltshire and Dorset, 1663-1906; Gwernfydden estate papers, mostly deeds, 1681-1833; Baskerville family papers, 1803-[late 20th century]; miscellaneous wills, 1759-1888.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by box

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded


Related material: Further material relating to the Baskerville family of Clyro Court is Powys County Archives Service, R/D/JGW/37; Herefordshire Record Office, Radnorshire (Clyro), Brecknockshire (Hay) and Herefs (Bredwardine, etc) estate papers, Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office, Wilts (Richardson in Winterbourne Bassett, etc) deeds and papers


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Radnor County Council, Education Department, Clyro Court Deeds and Papers, catalogue; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties of Wales and County Families of Wales, Vol. I, (Geneological Publishing Co. Inc., 2 vols, London, 1872), vol.I; Baskerville Family History, (, viewed 19 April 2005.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2005

Baskerville family, | of Clyro Court | Archives
Clyro Court Estate (Wales) | Archives
Deeds | England | Dorset
Deeds | England | Herefordshire
Deeds | England | Wiltshire
Deeds | Wales | Powys

Personal names
Baskerville , Ralph Hopton , 1883-1918
Baskerville family , of Clyro Court
Mynors Baskerville , Thomas , 1808-1864
Mynors Baskerville , Walter Thomas , 1849-1905

Corporate names
Clyro Court Estate (Wales)
Gwernfydden Estate (Wales)

Breconshire (Wales)
Clyro (Wales)
Dorset (England)
Herefordshire (England)
Powys (Wales)
Radnorshire (Wales)
Wiltshire (England)

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