Lost Country Houses, Osmaston Manor

Osmaston Manor

Some great photos of Osmaston Manor at Matthew Beckett’s England’s Lost Country Houses site. My ancestor Francis Wright lived here, but the house was sadly demolished in the 60s and you can see a photograph of the ruins below from the Panoramio site. The smoke stack in the centre of the walled garden was designed to draw smoke from the rooms of the hall via underground tunnels.


7 thoughts on “Lost Country Houses, Osmaston Manor

  1. I am just doing some Family Tree research and discovered that Ethel Carlow Walker accompanied Mary Greer McCall (my mother’s stepfathers mother) on a trip in 1910 to Japan, Honolulu and N Africa. Ethel’s address on the passenger manifest was given as Osmaston Manor, Derbyshire-her father being Peter Carlow Walker. I wonder where the descendants are-i have many pictures of this trip. Interestingly the Walker family belonged to Ayr originally where my mother’s stepfather family originated from.

    1. Osmaston has recently formed a history group and we are trying to write a book called The Story of Osmaston. Sir Andrew Barclay Walker of Walker Tetley breweries who lived at Gateacre Liverpool bought the Osmaston Estate from the Wrights and he continued to live at Gateacre and Osmaston He had 8 children by his first marriage to Eliza Reid. His second marriage was to Maude Okeover.no children
      On his death Peter Carlaw became the second baronet and after a lot of travelling settled in Osmaston and married Ethel Blanche Okeover (sister of above) and had 2 children, Enid & Ian Peter Munro 2nd bt. Something does not quite add up .

      There was a sister of Peter Carlaw Walker called Ethel Lisette Walker
      Would love to see some photos – we have a wonderful write up of the wedding when Peter Carlaw & Ethel Blanch Okeover were married.
      Keep in touch

    2. Arthur Carlaw Walker was born on 4 May 1859.1 He was the son of Sir Andrew Barclay Walker, 1st Bt of Osmaston Manor. and Eliza Reid.2 He married Mary Elizabeth Ellison, daughter of J W Ellison, in 1885.1 He died on 13 August 1907 at age 48.1
      Torquay.1 He lived Meadhill.1
      Children of Arthur Carlaw Walker and Mary Elizabeth Ellison
      1. Ethel Carlaw Walker+2
      2. Peter Arthur Carlaw Walker2 b. 1887, d. 14 Sep 1914
      3. William Barclay Carlaw Walker2 b. 1893, d. 29 Apr 1954

      James it looks like the parents died young and Sir Andrew Barclay Walker of Osmaston Manor took his nephew Peter and Niece Ethel in.
      Peter died in the war and is buried in Osmaston Church Yard and Ethel was married in Osmaston Church

      1. Maggie How kind of you to follow this up and clarify the family background – many thanks indeed. I can see how Ethel would probably be quite happy to do some travelling. Sincerely James

    3. James
      Apologies I cut and pasted the first few lines from the Peerage site once I realised where these children came from and it says Arthur was the son of Andrew Barclay he was in fact a brother of Sir Andrew Barclay Walker and was left £100,OOO in Sir Andrews will. Lady Walker continued living at the Manor when Sir Peter Carlaw took over the baronetcy. Lady Maud Walker still lived at the Manor and he had a good relationship with her. In 1895 Lady Maude Walker married Lori Phillips, of Lawrenny Park, Pembrokeshire, Master of the Pembroke Hounds and Sir Peter gave her away. Hope this fits in with your information. If you have any pictures of Ethel or Peter please let me know – Ethels name appears on some of the newspaper cuttings attending shoots/ dances, family celebrations etc etc. Perhaps Sir Peter adopted her when Andrew Barclay died and this is why he is down as her father on her passport……….

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