Inventory of The Rectory, Limpsfield, 1931
 

I have included this for historical interest, because it's a snpshot of history that may attract some historian seeking documentary evidence of monetary values in 1931.

This would have been when the family settled in Limpsfield Surrey, after their traumatic assignment in Jerusalem where their infant son Michael died. Rev Charles II was to remain there until his retirement in 1953.

GROUND FLOOR
ENTRANCE HALL £ s d
"8ft by 5ft 3in Indian Rug, figures on white ground" 2.10.0
12ft 6in by 3ft 3in similar run 3.10.0
Pair long striped linen curtains and rod 0.10.0
Telephone instrument 2.10.0
3ft 3in Tudor oak chest with wrought iron bands and large hasps 12
Oak umbrella stand 0.10.0
5ft 6in banded mahogany sideboard with two centre drawers and cupboards at the ends 15
Pair oak Jacobean style arm-chairs with cane panel in the backs and
drop-in seat 3.10.0
Oil heating stove 2.10.0
Rubber tyred perambulator with hood 7.10.0
DRAWING ROOM £ s d
"9ft by 4ft 9in Persian rug, close figured on blue centre" 9
"4ft 3in by 3ft Persian rug, close figured on dark red ground" 3
Nine long shot silk curtains with railway runners 8
Electric light pendant with shade 0.10.0
Stained wood pillar electric light reading lamp 0.15.0
Small electric bowl fire 1
oxydised copper stand of fire implements 0.10.0
Hammered white metal coal vase and cover 0.10.0
Small carved oak two-fold fire-screen 0.5.0
"Nest of three oblong mahogany coffee tables, on spindle legs" 2.10.0
3ft 4in stained flower stand with zinc liner 1.15.0
Upright pianoforte in burr walnut case 15
Victorian mahogany revolving top pianoforte stool 0.10.0
"5ft 6in figured walnut bow-fronted cabinet, with inlaid centre door and glazed door at either end" 8
4ft 6in oak four-tier open bookcase 2.10.0
20in square mahogany revolving book-stand with table top 4
"27in walnut octagonal table, on spindle leg supports with shelf beneath" 3.10.0
27in Victorian rosewood three-tier whatnot 4
2ft 6in oak bureau with three long drawers below 7
5ft 6in couch in tapestry with cretonne loose cover and cushions in silk covers 6.10.0
6ft drop-end Chesterfield settee in brown velvet cord 8
Victorian rosewood easy chair in silk damask with cretonne loose covers 2.5.0
Deep stead easy chair in maroon plush with cretonne loose cover and one cushion 2.10.0
Pouffe floor cushion in damask 0.5.0
Grand Pianoforte 100
DINING ROOM £ s d
11ft by 15ft 6in Axminster flowered blue ground carpet 5
Two pairs long blue rep curtains and railway runners 3.10.0
Electric pendant and shade 0.10.0
Gas radiator 1.10.0
"4ft 6in varnished pine extending dining table, on turned legs" 5
4ft carved oak three-tier dinner wagon 3.10.0
"7ft oak sideboard, carved with fruit, foliage, birds and terminal figures in high relief, with three frieze drawers and cupboard below" 9
4ft oak settee with stuffed seat and back 2.5.0
3ft oak four-tier open shelf bookcase 1.10.0
Singer treadle sewing machine with table top 6
"Seven oak dining chairs with stuffed seats and backs, loose linen covers" 8.15.0
Pouffe floor cushion in leather 0.10.0
STUDY £ s d
"14ft by 10ft 6in Indian figured, red ground carpet" 5
Two pairs long striped linen curtains and railway runners 1.10.0
Electric light pendant and shade 0.10.0
Gas radiator 1.10.0
4ft oak kneehole desk with leather top and nine drawers 8.10.0
"Oak bed-side table, on iron frame" 2
"4ft oak oblong table, with turned legs and two end drawers" 3.10.0
"Oak library arm-chairs with stuffed seats and backs, loose linen covers" 6.5.0
Brass pillar reading stand with mahogany book-rest and electric light attached 2
“Corona” portable typewriter 8
12in oak smoker’s cabinet 0.15.0
DAY NURSERY £ s d
"Brown cork carpet, as fitted" 3.10.0
Pair cretonne curtains and railway runner 0.10.0
Adjustable electric light pendant and shade 1
3ft 6in brass topped wire fire-guard 0.10.0
3ft 3in deal two-flap table 1.10.0
Four oak rail backed dining chairs with rush seats 3
Child’s feeding chair 0.15.0
Two children’s arm-chairs 0.10.0
Two cane seated chairs 0.10.0
Small folding table .4.0
Rocking horse 2
FIRST FLOOR
STAIRCASE AND LANDING £ s d
Leopard-skin rug 1
Two mohair mats 0.10.0
Strip of hair cord carpet 1.10.0
Pair long cretonne curtains and railway runner 0.15.0
Two electric light pendants 1
3ft 8in by 2ft 4in wall mirror in ebonized frame 1.10.0
"3ft mahogany two-flap table, on turned legs" 2.5.0
Box seat with cretonne cover 0.10.0
Wicker corner clothes basket 0.10.0
FRONT BEDROOM
"15ft by 11ft 6in Wilton flowered, rose ground carpet" 12
Three pairs long cretonne curtains and railway runners 2.5.0
Electric light pendant and shade 0.15.0
Stained wood pillar electric light reading lamp 0.10.0
Gas radiator 1.10.0
"4ft 6in white enamelled rail and bedstead - Wire spring mattress, Two hair mattresses, Feather bolster, Feather pillow, Down quilt, Linen coverlet" 10.0.0
"3ft walnut rail and bedstead - Wire spring, Hair mattress, Feather bolster, Feather pillow, Down quilt, Linen coverlet" 8.0.0
"Child’s 2ft 3in folding cot - Matress, Quilt" 2.15.0
"Varnished pine suite, comprising:-" 22
" 6ft wardrobe with mirror centre, two paneled doors and two small drawers below"
3ft 8in dressing table with two drawers and mirror over
4ft chest of three long and two short drawers
" 3ft washstand with marble top and tiled back, toilet ware"
Bed-side cupboard
2ft 6in painted boot cupboard with drawer 0.15.0
three-fold draught screen 0.10.0
Two cane seated chairs 0.10.0
Wicker cylindrical clothes basket 0.5.0
SPARE BEDROOM £ s d
Two plaited felt coloured rugs 1
Pair long cretonne curtains and railway runner 0.15.0
Electric light pendant and shade 0.10.0
"3ft walnut rail and bedstead - Wire spring mattress, Hair mattress, Feather bolster, Feather pillow, Down quilt, Linen coverlet" 8.0.0
"3ft 6in white painted wardrobe, with mirror door and a drawer below" 3.10.0
"2ft 8in white painted dressing chest, two long and two short drawers, with mirror over" 3.10.0
"3ft white painted washstand with marble top and tiled back, toilet ware" 2
White painted cane seated chair 0.5.0
NIGHT NURSERY £ s d
"Brown cork carpet, as fitted" 8
Four pairs long cretonne curtains and railway runner 2.10.0
Adjustable electric light pendant and shade 1
Gas radiator 1.10.0
"Pair 3ft white enameled iron combination bedsteads - Four wool-hair mattresses, Two Feather bolsters, Two Down quilts,Two Linen coverlets" 15.0.0
3ft 8in white painted cupboard 2.10.0
"3ft white painted washstand with marble top and tiled back, toilet ware" 3.10.0
2ft 6in square deal table 0.15.0
walnut rocking arm-chair 0.15.0
Two white painted cane seated chairs 0.10.0
BOY’S BEDROOM £ s d
Figured art carpet 3.10.0
Pair long cretonne curtains and railway runner 0.15.0
Electric light pendant and shade 0.10.0
Gas radiator 1.10.0
"3ft white rail end bedstead - Wire spring wool mattress, Feather pillow, Linen coverlet" 6.0.0
"3ft 6in white painted chest, three long and two short drawers" 3.10.0
"3ft white painted dressing table with drawer, shelf beneath and mirror over" 2.5.0
"20in circular white painted washstand with cupboard under, toilet ware" 1.10.0
Two white painted cane seated chairs 0.10.0
BATHROOM £ s d
"Black linoleum, as fitted" 0.15.0
Electric ceiling light 0.10.0
Two white painted cane seated chairs 0.10.0
DRESSING ROOM £ s d
Plaited rush mat 0.5.0
Stained wood pillar electric light reading lamp 0.10.0
3ft by 2ft 6in wall mirror in ebonized frame 0.15.0
4ft stained wardrobe with folding doors above and eight drawers below 7
"4ft stained dwarf cupboard with two drawers above, toilet ware" 2.10.0
Stained towel rail 0.5.0
Two cane seated chairs 0.10.0
Wicker cylindrical clothes basket 0.5.0
MAID’S BEDROOM £ s d
Reversible wool rug – Two cord strips 0.10.0
Pair long cretonne curtains and railway runner 0.15.0
Electric light pendant and shade 0.10.0
"Pair 3ft iron combination bedsteads - Two wool mattresses, Two Feather pillows, Two Down quilts, Two cotton coverlets" 9.0.0
Carved chest of four drawers and toilet mirror 1.10.0
4ft grained wardrobe with drawer beneath 2.15.0
Japanese four-fold screen 0.10.0
Enamelled iron camp washstand 0.10.0
Three cane seated chairs 0.10.0
ATTIC £ s d
Axminster figured brown ground carpet 2.10.0
Small “Valor” oil heating stove 0.10.0
Leather suitcases – Canvas trunks 10
DOMESTIC OFFICES
KITCHEN £ s d
"Black linoleum, as fitted" 0.15.0
Lined cretonne curtain and railway runner 0.10.0
Adjustable electric light pendant and shade 0.15.0
“Barnet” oak kitchen cabinet with enameled table centre 10
4ft deal kitchen table 1.5.0
"Kitchen, cooking culinary utensils" 5
PANTRY AND LOBBY £ s d
Black linoleum 1
Two electric light pendants and shades 1
Oak two-tier dinner wagon 2.5.0
Two inlaid mahogany tea trays – Three small oak trays 1
LINEN – Total value £40
WEARING APPAREL £ s d
Personal wardrobe of The Reverend C Steer 50
Personal wardrobe of Mrs. Steer 50
Personal wardrobe of three Children 50
Personal wardrobe of two Maids (£5 each) 10
JEWELLERY £ s d
Gentleman’s 18ct. gold open face keyless watch and curb chain 15
Ladies jeweled wristwatch (added 12.11.46) 100
"SILVER, PLATED ITEMS AND CUTLERY"
SILVER £ s d
"8in plain beaded edge waiter, on bell and claw feet" 5
Plain ribbed christening mug 4.10.0
"Small plain three-piece tea set, on shell feet" 8
Pair beaded three-legged sauce boats 3
7in plain square presentation waiter 4
Plain christening mug 1.5.0
Plain christening mug with reeded bands 1.10.0
Six small Apostle top tea spoons 0.10.0
Four beaded teas spoons – Two small forks 0.15.0
Three plain serviette rings 0.15.0
"Six Apostle top ice spoons, in case" 1
"Six engraved shell end tea spoons, in case" 0.15.0
"Six Georgian engraved shell bowl tea spoons, in case" 2.0.0
Pewter sports tankard 0.10.0
Wire sugar basket with glass liner and pair of sugar nippers 2.15.0
Pair oval boat shaped sweetmeat tazze 4
"Pair two-handled boat shaped sweetmeat baskets, on feet" 2.10.0
Pair plain oval two-handled boat shaped salt-cellars 2.10.0
Small pierced bon-bpn dish – Small tray 0.10.0
Plain octagonal inkwell 0.10.0
Pair 7in plain baluster stem table candlesticks 3
Pair 8in similar table candlesticks 2.10.0
12in shaped oval cake basket with swing handle 7
Apostle top fruit spoon 0.10.0
"Set of four salt-cellars, two mustard pots and two pepperettes,"
" on scroll feet, in case" 6
PLATED ITEMS AND CUTLERY £ s d
"Twelve engraved one-piece fish knives and forks and pair of servers,"
in case 2.10.0
Reeded edged muffin dish and cover 0.10.0
"Plain service of spoons and forks, 48 pieces" 4.10.0
Two wire toast racks 0.10.0
24in copper heater with two lamps 1.5.0
Plain sports goblet 0.5.0
"Six steel bladed tea knives, in case" 0.5.0
Egg frame with four cups 0.15.0
Beaded edged muffin dish and cover 0.10.0
Revolving top breakfast dish 2.5.0
Engraved hot water jug 0.10.0
Oak biscuit barrel with plated mounts 0.10.0
Plain cylindrical preserve jar 0.5.0
Two wire glass holders 0.5.0
Pair 9.5in oblong fluted edged entrée dishes and covers 2.10.0
11in gadrooned oblong entrée dish and cover 1.5.0
10in circular pierced gadroon edged cake basket with swing handle 1
Plain sugar bowl – Sugar basket with swing handle 0.10.0
"Twelve engraved ivory handled dessert knives and forks, in case" 2.10.0
"CHINA, GLASS AND ORNAMENTAL ITEMS"
ENTRANCE HALL £ s d
Aneroid barometer in brass drum shaped case 0.15.0
9in antique barss hanging box 1
Brass table gong 0.10.0
DRAWING ROOM £ s d
16in mantel clock in enameled brass case with cupids in relief 3
Two german stone-ware jugs 1
Seventeen pieces Turkish coloured pottery 3
Pair 7.5in Japanese cloisonné enamel vases with flowers on black ground 2
"Continental snuff box, formed as a dog and puppy" 1.10.0
DINING ROOM £ s d
5in carriage clock in glazed brass case with leather outer case 4
Pair small brass candlesticks – Two engraved ash trays 0.10.0
Two Turkish brass coffee pots – Small brass figure of lion 1.5.0
Four small pottery ornaments 0.5.0
DAY NURSERY £ s d
5in carriage clock in glazed brass case ns leather outer case 4
DOMESTIC CHINA AND GLASS £ s d
"Standard china flowered tea service, forty pieces" 3
Six flowered border china tea cups and saucers 0.15.0
"Flowered biscuit ware dinner and breakfast service, about fifty pieces" 2.10.0
"Plain yellow ware breakfast service, 34 pieces" 1.5.0
Six green china coffee cups and saucers 0.15.0
Blue ware morning tea set – Odd chine and ware 0.10.0
Eleven-piece pierced boarder cream ware dessert set 0.15.0
Tinted glass water jug and five tumblers – Plain salad bowl – Odd tumblers 1
Three cut glass flower vases 1
Opalescent glass flower bowl 0.10.0
BOOKS £ s d
"ROBERTS – Holy Land, lithographic plates, 4to, gilt, cloth, 3 vols" 2.10.0
Library of Theological Literature 50
PICTURES
ENTRANCE HALL £ s d
"Four photographs, framed" 0.10.0
DRAWING ROOM £ s d
MABEL WITHERS – water colour drawing – extensive hilly landscape
9in by 21in in oak frame 1.10.0
"Water colour drawing – Windsor Castle 10.5in by 19.5 in, in gilt frame" 5
"Three small water colours – view, in ebonized frames" 1.10.0
"Five engravings, various, framed" 2.10.0
DINING ROOM £ s d
"Seven photogravures and photographs, various, framed" 3
STUDY £ s d
"Triptych of Arundel prints, in ebonized frames" 4.10.0
"Two photographs, – Small water colour drawing, landscape" 2.5.0
STAIRCASE AND LANDING £ s d
"Three photographs, framed" 0.10.0
FRONT BEDROOM £ s d
"Three photographs, framed" 0.10.0
SPARE BEDROOM £ s d
"Three photographs, framed" 0.10.0
BOY’S BEDROOM £ s d
"Two small water colour drawings, River scenes - Four photographs, framed" 0.15.0
DRESSING ROOM £ s d
"Seven photographs, etc., framed" 0.10.0

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