Duke of Beauforts Foxhounds

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Contact Details

Primary Contact M. Ramsden MFH
Prefered Contact mjr@beauforthunt.com
Website www.beauforthunt.com

Hunt Details

Hunt Type: Foxhounds
Hound Breed: Foxhound
Hunt Quarry: TBC
Areas: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire
Kennel Address: The Kennels Badminton Gloucestershire GL9 1DJ Tel: 01454 218282 Mob: 07979 817556 Email: nickhopkins67@yahoo.co.uk
Counties: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire
Primary Country: England
Secondary Country: TBC


Name:Matt J Ramsden
Start Year:2016
Address:Bywater House, Badminton, South Gloucestershire, GL9 1DG. Tel: 01454 218677. Mob: 07900 511275. Email: mjr@beauforthunt.com
Name:Harry, (12th) Duke of Beaufort
Start Year:2017
Address:Badminton House, Badminton, South Gloucestershire, GL9 1DB. Tel: 01454 218202. Email: harry@harryworcester.co.uk

Former Master(s)

Name:The (11th) Duke of Beaufort
Start Year:1974
End Year:2017
Name:Capt Ian W Farquhar LVO
Start Year:1985
End Year:2019
Name:5th Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, 1786-1803 6th Duke of Beaufort, Badminton, 1803-35 7th Duke of Beaufort, 1835-53 Mr Wemyss, 1896-97 8th Duke of Beaufort, 1853-99 9th Duke of Beaufort, 1899-1924 10th Duke of Beaufort 1924-84 Major G A Gundry, DSO, 1951-85
Start Year:N/A
End Year:N/A



Former Huntsmen

Name:Philip Payne, 1790-1817 William Long, 1817-58 Thomas Clark, 1858-96 Will Dale, 1896-1910 Lord Worcester (became 9th Duke, 1899), 1869-1914 George Walters, 1910-15 Thomas Newman, 1915-36 The (10th) Duke of Beaufort, 1920-67 Major G A Gundry, 1951-74 Brian Gupwell, 1967-84 Capt Ian W Farquhar, 1985-2013 Antony Holdsworth, 2001-2016 (KH until 2013)
Start Year:N/A
End Year:N/A
Name:Mr. Matt J. Ramsden
Start Year:2020
End Year:N/A
Address:See details for Master
Notes:Amateur Huntsman

Kennel Huntsmen

Name:Daniel Hammett
Start Year:2022
End Year:N/A
Address:C/O Kennels


Name:(2001) A Holdsworth; (1996) P Hardwick.
Start Year:N/A
End Year:N/A


Name:James Smith
Start Year:2023
End Year:N/A
Address:Newhouse FFM Badminton 01454218852 mob 07977 500342


Name:R. H. G. (Bobby) Faber
Start Year:2016
End Year:N/A
Address:Kingsmead House, Didmarton, Badminton, Gloucestershire GL9 1DT Tel: 01454 238634 Mob: 07831 874399 Email: rhgf@ashfieldland.co.uk



Other Roles

Role:PR/Communications Officer
Name:Miss Jo Aldridge
Start Year:2017

Other Previous Roles

Name:Nigel T Maidment
Start Year:2003
End Year:2023

Other Information

Affiliations: MFHA
Subscription: Apply to Hon Sec.
Meet: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Season: Season
Uniform: Blue coat, blue collar, buff facings. Hunt servants Livery: Green. Evening dress: As for hunt coat.
Other Notes: Hounds have been kennelled at Badminton since 1640 but the pedigree records have only been kept up since the mid 1700's. The furthest back an individual hound can be traced generation for generation is 1743, which is approximately 59 generations.

History of the Hunt

Start Year: 1786
End Year: N/A
History: The hounds have never been out of the family since their establishment, the Mastership always having been held by the Dukes of Beaufort, save in 1896-97, when Mr Wemyss was Joint Master. In 1888 the 8th Duke lent the southern portion of his country for a term of years to Capt Spicer, who hunted it with the Dukes hounds until 1895. In 1895 the same tract was lent to Brig Gen G Ll Palmer, who succeeded Capt Spicer and with his own hounds hunted this southern section as the Avon Vale (see Bailys Hunting Directory, 1898-99). In 1899 this territory was resumed, and was lent by the Duke from 1905 to 1910 to Mr Nell. For the 1912-13 season the country was again divided and the Avon Vale carried on as formerly. See The Eighth Duke of Beaufort and the Badminton Hunt by T F Dale, MA (Constable & Co, London, 1901).

Hunt Country

Hunt Country: The country covers about 760 sq miles in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Best centres: Malmesbury, Sherston, Tetbury, and Badminton.


Last Updated: 2023-01-15 19:24:10
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