ANTIQUE FIREPLACE AT SCULPTURE HOUSE
ADDED 3 MAY 2006
researching the records of Carters' Knottingley Brewery Co., in
preparation for Volume II of the history of the brewery, I recently
discovered material concerning the sale of the antique fireplace at
Sculpture House, Knottingley, which formed the basis of the article by
Roger Ellis in issue 29 of the Digest, January 2006 and the subsequent
reply by Mrs B. Daniel in issue 31, March 2006.
a meeting of the directors of the Company, held at Sheffield on the 30th
July 1929, Thomas J. Sides reported that the fireplace at Sculpture House,
together with a fireplace and oak panelling at the White Swan Inn, forming
part of the same premises, were to be sold.
Sculpture House fireplace was to be offered to Lord Irwin for £250, he to
replace the same with a modern range and make good the damages.
Alternatively, Lord Irwin could pay £300 and the Company would replace
the fireplace and repair the damage.
the event of Lord Irwin failing to purchase the whole lot, the goods were
to be offered to Mr. Antribus or Mr. Farr [Antique Dealers] for £600,
they also to make good the damage.
neither dealer made a purchase, the Company was to consider advertising in
'The Conniseur' (sic).
would appear that the plans went awry for at a subsequent meeting held at
the same venue on 20th November 1929, Sides reported that the Sculpture
House fireplace, together with the panelling from the White Swan, had been
sold to a Mr. Greenwood of Harrogate, the sale being approved by the Board
of the Brewery Company.
the facts confirm the information of Mrs Daniel who stated that the
fireplace was removed from Sculpture House circa 1930.
Dr. Terry Spencer
3 May 2006