The Dowager Baroness St Oswald, sometime chatelaine of Nostell Priory, near Wakefield, died 27 September, 2023, aged 94.
She was the former Denise Eileen Charlotte Loyd (born 15 November, 1928), scion of that landed gentry family, of Lockinge, daughter of Wilfrid Haig Loyd (1893-1971), of Oakhill, Seaview, Isle of Wight, and his wife the former Emily Charlotte Eileen Oakeley (1896-1978), scion of the Oakeley baronets; and married 10 June, 1954, the Hon Derek Edward Anthony Winn (born 9 July, 1919), second son of the 3rd Baron St Oswald (1893-1957), of Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire, and his wife the former Evie Carew Greene (died 9 June, 1976). Her husband succeeded his elder brother, Rowland, the 4th Baron, who died 19 December, 1984.
Lady St Oswald was chatelaine of Nostell Priory, near Wakefield (now the National Trust). Nostell was built as an ambitious statement by the Winn family between 1725–1785, and the house is a showcase for elegant and fashionable design. It was created not simply as a home, but also to send out an important message about the family's wealth and social status. Some of the most treasured items at Nostell include a world-class collection of Thomas Chippendale furniture and textiles, historic paintings, a Georgian dolls' house, Robert Adam interiors and a rare John Harrison clock.
Lady St Oswald leaves issue, a son, Charles, the 6th Baron St Oswald (born 22 July, 1959), and a daughter the Hon Geva Charlotte Caroline Winn (born 15 September, 1955).
Her husband, the 5th Baron died 18 March, 1999.