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LONGLEAT AND NORTON HALL INVENTORIES
The following inventories are referred to in the catalogue:
1740 This inventory is taken from an Indenture between Lord Weymouth [Thomas, 2nd Viscount Weymouth], Richard Hoare & Christopher Arnold of 15 September 1740, pledging the entire contents of both Longleat and his Horningsham home as security for an £8000 loan. (Longleat archives, 2nd Viscount Weymouth 205 15/09/1740).
1837 An Inventory of Household Furniture and other Effects in and about the Mansion at Longleat belonging to the Estate of the late Most Noble Thomas Second Marquess of Bath 1837.
This inventory records the house as furnished and arranged by the 2nd Marquess of Bath who died in 1837. (Longleat archives, 2nd Marquess of Bath 195 02/05/1837).
1852 An Inventory of the Household Furniture, Plate, Pictures, Linen, China & c. at Longleat House As taken account of and inspected by me August 1852, Thomas Harris Warminster August 31st 1852.
This inventory, almost exactly the same as that of 1837, records the arrangement of the rooms as organised by the 2nd Marquess of Bath, before the 4th Marquess began buying seriously and before his rearrangement. (Longleat archives, 4th Marquess of Bath 205 31/08/1952).
1869 Christie, Manson and Woods, Inventory of the Furniture Plate, China & Glass. Longleat November 1869.
This records the same room arrangement as 1852 (ie before the 4th Marquess' alterations to Longleat) but with many of his purchases. (Longleat archives, 4th Marquess of Bath 205 01/11/1869).
1896 Inventory and Valuation of the Furniture, Plate, Jewels, Pictures, China, Glass, Books and Effects at Longleat Wilts bequeathed as Heirlooms under the Will of The Most Hon.ble Thomas second Marquess of Bath Lofts & Warner 130 Mount Street Berkeley Square W'
1896 Inventory and Valuation of Plate, Linen, China, Glass, Books, Pictures Prints, Furniture, Musical Instruments, Articles of Vertu & c. settled as Heirlooms at Longleat Wilts under the Will of the late Most Noble John Alexander forth Marquess of Bath deceased Lofts & Warner 130 Mount Street Berkeley Square W
1896 Inventory and Valuation of the Furniture, Pictures, Household Effects, Jewels, Trinkets, Snuff Boxes, Wearing Apparel & c. at No. 48 Berkeley Square London W. and the Furniture, China, Pictures, Prints, Articles of Vertu and the contents (Heirlooms excepted) of the Marchioness of Bath's Rooms at Longleat Wilts. late the Property of the Most Noble John Alexander 4th Marquess of Bath deceased Lofts and Warner 130 Mount Street Berkeley Square W.
These inventories, taken after the death of the 4th Marquess of Bath in 1896 help establish which items were purchased by him, and which were purchased by his grandfather, the 2nd Marquess. (Longleat archives, 4th Marquess of Bath 195 01/08/1896).
1863 An Inventory of the Fixtures Furniture Ornaments China & Glass at Norton Hall, near Daventry, Northamptonshire, the property of Beriah Botfield Esq're MP, & c & c Taken July 1863 Gillow & Co. Estate Agents & c London.
This inventory records the arrangement of the rooms as organised by Beriah Botfield Junior, shortly before his death later that year. (Longleat archives, Norton Box III 16).
1919 Inventory of Furniture, Plate, China, Books, Pictures, Armour, Arms, Ornaments, and Effects at Norton Hall, Daventry, Northamptonshire and at Messrs Drummonds Bank, Charing Cross. S.W. Settled as Heirlooms under the terms of the Will of Lieut. Colonel Lord Alexander George Thynne. This inventory by Lots & Warner records the house as arranged in 1919, following the death of Lord Alexander Thynne in the First World War. (Longleat archives, Lord Alexander Thynne 195, 08/02/1919).
1942 In the Estate of the late Lady Beatrice Thynne Norton Hall, Rugby Schedule C Copy of Valuation of Heirlooms under the Will of Lieut. Colonel Lord Alexander George Thynne Dec'd excluding those already exempted from Duty as articles of National, Scientific Historic or Artistic Importance and (b) Those Which we now recommend for exemption on those Grounds Sotheby & Co. February 1942
This is the last inventory of Norton Hall before some of the furniture was moved to Longleat. (Longleat archives, Lady Beatrice Thynne 195 01/02/1942).
FURNITURE, WORKS OF ART, SILVER AND PORCELAIN
EVENING SESSION AT 7 P.M.