THE Library and works of art from the former home of the late Lord Raglan are among items that will be sold at auction in the New Year.

The auction of ceramics, furniture and Lord Raglan’s patchwork quilts in the second to be held in the past two years and follows the sale of Cefntilla Court, Llandenny, in the summer.

The auction follows the death of the fifth Lord Raglan, Fitzroy John Somerset, who died in 2010, aged 82.

Last year a private collection of war memorabilia was sold on behalf of Lord Raglan’s heir and nephew, Henry Van Moyland, for £2,019.81.

Lord Raglan’s great-great-grandfather, Fitzroy Somerset, commanded British forces in the Crimean War and gave the order that resulted in the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade.

Field Marshal Fitzroy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan and hero of the Battle at Inkerman and Alma in the Crimean War as well military secretary to the Duke of Wellington died in the Crimea in 1855. Cefntilla Court was purchased by the Raglan Memorial committee for the widow and descendants of the first Lord Raglan.

Among the artefacts included in the auction is the library which is expected to sell for more than £2.5million. It features four hundred volumes of anthropology and folklore, the personal collection of the 4th Lord Raglan that has a guide price of between £3,000 and £5,000.

Other highlights include a 19th century ‘campaign’ washstand, a decorative glazed display of stuffed birds with a guide price of £250-300 and an Old Master painting of the vision of St Dominic with a guide price of £800-1,200.

One of the most poignant items is a ‘Crimean Hero’ tablecloth, a fine linen damask banqueting cloth woven to commemorate victory in the Crimean War. Made in 1856-58, the edge has a band of medallions depicting Royal heads of state, military commanders, politicians and others connected with the war.

Another lot with historical resonance is Lord Raglan’s Crimean patchwork quilts. The family believe that these quilts were used during the Crimean War and were on the best of Field Marshal Lord Raglan when he died of cholera outside Sevastopol on June 29 1855. The quilts were probably made by the injured soldiers of the Crimea War and the colourful fabrics would have been taken from the uniforms of deceased officers. They are expected to sell for between £1,500 and £2,000.

The sale will take place at Lawrences Auctioneers in Crewkerne, Somerset between January 19 and 22 and then on February 5, 2016.