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Explore a much-loved home, garden and estate filled with the stories of a family and their servants.



An unexpected survivor

The State Bedroom at Erddig; a rare surviving example of a lit à la duchesse bed.

Elihu Yale  

Famous as the benefactor and namesake of a top ivy-league American university, discover Elihu Yale's connection with Erddig.

Group photo of servants at Erddig taken in 1912

Courtroom drama for cook-turned-housekeeper 

Staff numbers were dwindling and cook-turned-housekeeper, Ellen Penketh’s duties were expanded to include keeping the household accounts. Discover Ellen's story.

Portrait painting of Jane Ebbrell Spider Brusher by John Walters of Denbigh

18th-century Erddig incentive scheme or homespun legacy? 

The stories of Erddig’s servants are as fascinating, if not more so, than those of the Yorkes themselves. Here we explore what prompted the extraordinary tradition of honouring servants.


Our work

Something to treasure



Rich diversity


Art and collections

Delve deeper

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Erddig on the National Trust Collections website