[ Garboldisham Manor, near Thetford: auction including library..] Catalogue of Sale Of a Selection of the Antique & Domestic Furniture of Garboldisham Manor, Norfolk. [ Catalogue of An Important Portion of the Antique & Domestic Furniture [...] ]

Thomas William Gaze & Son, Norfolk auctioneers [ George Gilbert Scott junior, architect; Cecil Thomas Molyneux Montgomerie, Garboldisham Manor, Thetford ]
Publication details: 
Auctioneers: Thos. Wm. Gaze & Son, Crown Street, Diss, Norfolk. On Tuesday & Wednesday March 21st & 22nd, 1950.
SKU: 19552

Garboldisham was designed by George Gilbert Scott junior and completed in 1873. It was demolished in the mid-1950s. The following is from William White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk, 1883: 'Cecil Thomas Molyneux Montgomerie, Esq., D.L., J.P., lord of the manors of Pakenham-in-Garboldisham, and Uphall-in-Garboldisham, is principal landowner. He resides at Garboldisham manor house, which occupies the site of a much smaller residence, and was completed in 1873 from the designs of Sir G. Gilbert Scott, F.S.A. The style is Jacobean, and the materials are the local white and red bricks, the latter being employed for the dressings. The gables are curved in various forms, and the chimney stacks, which are richly moulded, follow local types. The stables are designed in character with the house. The grounds, which comprise about 10 acres, were laid out under the direction of Mr. William Brodrick Thomas.' 31pp., 4to. Stapled in grey printed wraps. In fair condition, aged and worn with central vertical fold. Largely priced in pencil. The title as it appears on p.1 reads: 'Garboldisham Manor, Norfolk | 5 miles from Harling Road Station, 6 miles from Diss | Near the centre of the Village | Catalogue of An Important Portion of the Antique & Domestic Furniture including Appointments of the Reception Rooms and Bedrooms, Billiards Room, Decorative China Silver and Plated Articles, Glass, Linen and Curtains, Library of 900 Volumes of Books and the Extensive Garden and Outdoor Effects'. Lots 509 to 531 are the 'Books'. Most are eighteenth-century, with the highest price among them being £1 10s 0d for '514 Betts' Poor Laws, 1793; Digby's [corrected in pencil to 'Dicey's'] Constitution; Wade & Phillips Constitutional Law; Cheshire's Real Property; Salmond on Torts; and others.' Lot 517 (£1 0s 0d) is 'John Weemse' Portraiture, 1627; Craybeare & Howsen St. Paul, 2 vols.' and other theological works'. The books end with separate lots of novels by John Galsworthy, Edgar Wallace, H. de vere Stacpoole, Marjorie Bowen, John Buchan and Sapper, the last fetching the most of all, £1 15s 0d. Scarce: no copy on OCLC WorldCat, or on COPAC.