Merton Hall, Merton, Norfolk



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Correspondence and papers found loose

Inc. 1st and 2nd World War circulars, report on National Service enrolment at Weston listing women volunteers for agricultural work, papers re payments to ex-Service men from United Services Fund ,1923, rating appeal by G.A. Berney of Merton Hall, 1922, 'Rat Week' poster, 1927, papers re Council housing, 1928-1947 and re telephone kiosk, 1939, electricity supply, 1947, Playing Field, 1949.

Plans and elevations for Lord Cadogan

Showing proposed alterations to Merton Hall, with elevation of proposed East Front, estimate, and MS notes and letter of 1804 from Lord Cadogan recommending rebuilding rather than repair and referring to earlier plans; plan and estimate by Robert Snare of Thetford for repairs, alterations mainly to service rooms, stone basement for North Front, removal of tapestry in drawing room and papering same etc., with draft letter from Lord Walsingham mentioning plans by Shakespeare, and letters from Snare, 1818; reports by Messrs. Brooks and Carpenter re work on Merton Hall roofs, 1837; garden plan, marked ?1840 but probably earlier; two rough undated plans of the Hall, one with watermark 1829.


Letters to Lord Walsingham re mortgages and investments, his proposed appointment as ambassador to Spain, Indian affairs, matters concerning the Postmaster General's office, purchase of books, estate matters inc. dilapidations at Merton Hall, Tottington tithes, and plague of grubs, sons's education at Eton. Inc. letters from Lord Walsingham's mother, W. Irby, Allan Ramsey of Bombay, Joseph Forby, Lord Cadogan, Lord Chatham re leasing house, Lord Townshend re game preservation association and family settlement.


Note re Lacey, an East India Co. labourer who had applied for assistance, letter from Edward Boodle re the Clermont suit, note from Revd Thomas de Grey, note by George de Grey re possibility of making Merton Hall habitable, notes re estate accounts.


Comprising £3.10s. per cent. annuities stock prospectus, 1830, and receipt, 1833, and note from Goslings and Sharpe re insurance on 7 Upper Portland Place, 1835; papers re repair of Merton Hall roof inc. report by Fuller Coker of Shipdham and list of building works put in hand there since 1832, 1837-1838; papers on arrangements for funeral of the 4th Lord, 1839; correspondence re sale of effects, dilapidations etc. at Fawley after the 4th Lord's death, mentioning shell grotto in garden, 1839; letters from Francis G. Lemann and Frederick de Grey to the 5th Lord Walsingham re possibility of Lemann's holding the living of Merton with the curacy of Belstead, 1839; plan of unnamed house showing room dimensions, nd.

Correspondence and papers of Thomas, the 5th Earl, mostly on estate matters.

Inc. letters from agent H. Woods, papers re Tottington and Stanford tithe commutation, counsel's opinion re title to Watton vicarage house, 1840, plans of Merton Hall Farm, 1840 and Mouse Hall Farm, Stanford, 1852, the latter with marling dates added, estimate of cost of horse keeping, 1851, correspondence with the Duke of Rutland re sheep shown at Smithfield, 1856, sale particular of timber, 1857, letters etc. re alterations to Merton Hall, 1861, and to 23 Arlington Street, Piccadilly, 1867-1870, letters re restoration of Blubberhouses (Yorkshire) church, 1867, and Tottington, Merton and Wereham Churches, 1870 and nd, copy of letter by Woods to the 'Norfolk News' replying to attack re state of cottages at Merton, 1863, and offprint of article by him on underwood cultivation from the Irish Farmer's Gazette, papers re Stanford benefice, 1864-1870, agent's account, 1864, correspondence re the gang labour system, 1865, letters from his son Thomas re the Second Reform Bill, inc. reported conversations with Disraeli, recipes for ginger beer and rat poison, letter from tenants thanking Lord Walsingham for permission to course.

Merton Estate correspondence

Inc. re sport and game especially re permission to tenants to take rabbits. Tenants' agent's and housekeeper's letters and letter re proposed lighting of Merton Hall by gas or electricity. 1873-1890. Inc. also letter from George, Lord Walsingham, to his brother Thomas re the Clermont case, with newscutting, 1820, and letter from W. Webb to said Thomas, the 4th Lord, on estate matters, 1836.

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