Caradoc Court Farm was once the home
farm of Caradoc Court.
Cayrcradoc and Caircradoke
in the 13th century, the name seems to derive from a
form like Caer Caradoc, implying some sort of British
Carycraddok and similar variations suggest a plural form,
The name might originally have
applied to the iron age hill-fort of Gaer Cop, 3 kilometres to
the south-west, in Hentland parish.
In 1291 Roger de Somery was found to have died seised of the
manor of Caircradoke Irchenfield in Wales together with
Rictir [Tretire] manor (IPM 19 E I No 14)
Robert de la Mare died seised of Carycraddok, [this and
similar variants point to the plural form, Caerau Caradoc] a
sub-manor to Tretire, as was found by Inquisition in 1308,
particulars whereof are as follows:-
IPM 2 E II No 68
Inquisition of Carycraddok. Robert de la Mare deceased. Taken
on the feast of Saint Martin (11 Nov. 1308), by the oath of
Walter de la Londe
Seysil ap Rauf
Michael de Kynyatestoune [Kynaston]
Walter le Hayward
William de Cary
Seisil de Danystoue [Dewstow]
John Cole and
The said Robert held in his demesne as of fee the manor of
Keri Craddock of Richard le Bret, at the service of 15s.
to be paid unto him at Rettyr [Tretire] every
fortnight, and a heriot when it shall happen, to wit, one ox
or 2s. There is there one messuage worth worth 12d a year and
one garden 12d., and one dovecot 6d. and there are 2
ploughlands, each containing 80 acres; pastures, woodlands.
Nine freeholders. Pleas and perquisites of court worth 12d.
Peter de la Mare, son of Robert de la Mare, is his next heir
and aged 14 years.
The North Transept of Sellack church is
the Caradoc Chapel