Nevadd Eleanor is named after Eleanor Clare Jones-Mortimer. Eleanor was born Eleanor Hippisley at Ston Easton in Somerset in October 1874. She married Cuthbert Bevan Jones-Mortimer in April 1903
After her marriage she lived at Bryn Eisteddfod, in the Conway valley and at Wygfair in St Asaph where she died in October 1927 aged 53
The Archbishop of Wales conducted her funeral and she was buried in Llanfair . Her husband then moved to Plas Newydd and built Neuadd Eleanor in memory of his wife.
She gave birth to one son, Hugh Maurice Carstairs in 1908. He subsequently had three children, Maurice, Joanne and Lorraine.
On the death of Maurice in 2007 the family gave the funeral donations to the village hall. This money was put towards the costs of upgrading the surrounds of the hall; the work was completed the same year.
Information from research done by Jean Kellet
Research done by Larry Sharrock - A condensed History of Llanfair DC
This includes an account of the formal opening of the Hall and several items from The Free Press in 1929. Please click the following link if you wish to read this:
Eleanor Clare Jones-Mortimer
Cuthbert Bevan Jones-Mortimer (left) and Eleanor Clare Jones-Mortimer (right)