Cosgrove Priory 1846
Bottom Pantry Wants washing and painting
House Keeper’s room Ceiling wants white washing
Kitchen wants painting
Servant Hall Paper wants repair. This was done 3yrs since by … 13
Passage in all want … paper & painting
All in want white washing & practically papering
Outhouse wants cleaning & washing
Stable ceiling all through & sta..ing
One standing wanted in stable
Plaster walls etc
Coach House White wash
Granary plaster etc
Inventory of furniture Cosgrove Priory Sept 1856 [The year Francis Thursby took the Priory]
round oak table mahogany, sofa table and inkstand, do card table, do ink table, chiffonier,
small hanging shelves, pair of footstool, painted sofa, cushions and 2 pillows, 1 arm chair & 4 small do painted, 2 small chairs, 2 skreens, chimney glass, steel fender, fire irons, drugget & rug, 4 roller blinds, pair of brushes, 8 china jars, 2 glass bottles, backgammon board complete.
writing table with drawers, chimney glass, steel fender, fire irons, drugget & rug, 3 Chairs, pair of brushes.
mahogany dining table with leaves, single do & small claw table, mahogany sideboard, do slab with half rails, do cellaret, plate warmer, 1 leather easy chair, 2 mahogany arm chairs, 4 small do, steel fender, fire irons, Moreen curtains, 2 roller blinds, hearth brush, old carpet & rug.
chimney glass, arm chair, 7 old dining arm chairs, fender, fire irons, oil cloth, rug, roller blind.
2 mahogany side tables, 1 do slat, umbrella stand & 4 esther glass, 4 cane chairs, coal pan & st., 2 mats.
2 mahogany trays, 1 tray strut, 1 large paper tray, 4 knife trays, knife box, store glass, 1 ..y large keiver ½ ..y, small do, 2 stands in Beer Cellar
mahogany table with leaves, hanging bookshelves, 6 cane chairs, footstool, coal pan, fire fender, fire irons, glass housemaids can?
Deal table, 6 wooden chairs, meat screen, clock, fender, fire irons, roasting jack,
1 pr candlesticks, fish kettle, baking dish, 2 frying pans, 2 saucepans, gridiron, pair dish, h.t wooden t…
1 Tub,1,skid, bench, rack.
2 deal tables, blanket and cloth, stone, 6 irons,2 clothes horse, chair, iron, stand, ashpan, clothesbasket
4 post bedstead, palliasse, mattress, feather bed, bolster, 2 pillows, 3 blankets, counterpane, wardrobe,
dressing table & glass, writing table, towel horse, 2 bed steps, bidet, washstand, lady chair, 4 cane chairs, curtain rods, rollers for blinds, carpet, fender, fireirons, bookshelves, chimney glass, inkstand china, candlestick & extinguisher stand, hearth brush, large pot, pan & ewer, ewer & basin & small soap brush, 2 spouge dishes, 2 chamber pots, bottle & tumblers.
4 post bedstead, palliasse, mattress, feather bed, bolster, 2 pillows, 3 blankets, counterpane, chest of drawers, inlaid writing table, swing glass, towel horse, dressing table, washstand, chimney glass, rollers for blind, carpet, rug, fender, fire irons, 4 chairs, night shade, ewer & foot pan, ewer & basin, soap brush & sponge dishes, chamber, glass bottle & tumbler.
1 pallicass, mattress, truckle bed, 3 blankets, 2 pillows, bolster,
counterpane, washstand, table, glass, towel horse
6 cane chairs, bidet, bootjack, fender & fire irons, ewer & basin brush & soap trays, chamber, bottle & glass.
The bedstead belonging to this room has been sent to the hall
4 post bedstead, white hangings, palliasse, mattress, feather bed, 3 blankets, 1 counterpane, bolster pillow, dressing table, washstand, night table, swing glass, chimney glass, 2 rush chairs, towel horse, carpet & rug, fender, fire irons, ewer and basin, small do, soap brush & sponge dishes, 2 chambers, bottle & glass.
chest of drawers, table & swing glass, washstand, towel horse, 4 rush chairs, carpet, bootjack, wire fender, poker & tongs, ewer & basin soap & brush trays, chamber, bottle & glass
Organ Music desk plaster figures for candles chair stair carpet & brass rods
1st Attic Tent bedstead sent to the Hall
Post bedstead, 2 mattress, 2 feather beds, 2 bolsters, 3 pillows, 3 blankets,1 counterpane, 2 rush chairs, mahogany chest of drawers, swing glass, mahogany washstand, wire fender, curtain rods, ewer & basin, soap & brush tray, chambers, water bottle.
2nd Attic Tent bedstead sent to the Hall
palliasse, feather bed, bolster, 2 pillows, 3 blankets, counterpane, 1 rush chair, table, swing glass, hanging shelves, curtain rod, washstand, fireguard, ewer & basin, brush tray, chamber ..apting bottle tin foot pan
3 blankets, counterpane, 1 rush chair, chest of drawers, swing glass, washstand, ewer & basin, brush tray dishes, chamber,
4 mattresses, 3 feather beds, 2 bolsters, 2 pillows, 6 blankets, 2 counterpanes, 2 rush chairs, washstand, tin foot pan, ewer basin, 2 chamber soap & brush tray.
tent bedstead mattress featherbed bolster pillow 3 blankets counterpane, table, chair, ewer & basin & chamber.
3 chairs, deal table, fender.
Naseby March 26th 1863
In accordance with instructions I have been to Cosgrove and made a careful examination of the Furniture at the Priory there late in the occupation of Mr Thursby: and have compared it with the enclosed Inventory.
I shall perhaps make myself best understood if I conform with the order of the inventory in question, and state what came under my observation in each room.
First on the list is the
Drawing room The chimney glass damaged by having a portion of the foot moulding cut off.
The Cane bottom of a chair out of repair.
A mahogany sofa, and a hearth rug missing.
Anti room A chair damaged by having a part of its back broken.
Dining room Missing a cellaret
Study The oil cloth missing
Entrance Missing a mahogany side slab, and one mat.
Pantry Four knife trays and one knife box missing
Wash house Missing a tub a skid a bench and a rack
Laundry A Clothes horse and a coal pan missing
Best bedroom Missing the hangings belonging to the bedstead and one sponge dish. The handle off the large water jug and one sponge dish broken.
Middle bedroom Missing carpet and rug water bottle and night shade
Some time after 1863
Key to door
Bricks in front of fire place
2 Squares of glass
Keys to cupboard
Locks & Bolts to Front door out of repair
Weather Glass broken
Plaster to wall
Holes in wall
Mahogany Slab scratched & injured
Sink Cover out of repair
Door to Cupboard & Cupboard Keys
Plaster to Wall
Grate out of order
Grate out of order
Chimney Glass broken frame
Paint to door
Cupboard doors out of order
1st Dressing Room
Hole in paper
2 Windows Blinds & Lines
Lock to door
Top Attic No. 2
Attic No. 3
Attics No. 4 & 5
Making good where Boiler stood etc
boiler & Copper lids out of repair
Ceiling out of repair
Wall making good
Sill to Window
Window 26 panes
Plaster to Wall
Window made by Mr Thursby out of repair
Window 1 Square
floor bricks loose
Standings & boards above Mangers
Plaster to Walls
Floors, Paving, Ceiling etc.
Gardener’s Cottage & Garden
Window Shutters broken
Fence round back was paled Mr. M gave rough materials for the repairs which were sold at sale
Tile coping to Garden Wall
Road out of repair
Road will cost £4 7s. 6d to surface