Since Erddig was built by Joshua Edisbury in the 1680s, each owner has added to and cared for the house, its contents, gardens and park. But each owner and generation has kept a part of and respected the work of their predecessors. This means that today we can find evidence of over 300 years of family life.
The stories behind the picture
We know a lot about the Yorke family, but the servants who devoted much of their lives to Erddig also have their stories to tell.
This picture of the servants was taken in the garden in 1887.
The last squire of Erddig
'It's probably what my father would have liked - the old place restored to its former glory.' Philip Yorke III generously gave Erddig, its contents and estate to the National Trust in 1973.