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Frome Hotel, Swindon, Wiltshire

William Keylock, publican (right), 1909

Picture source: Frank La Touche


 
The Frome Hotel was situated on Hythe Road. My grandparents Mr & Mrs. Keylock kept this pub sometime before 1917.
Source: Rose Perry
 
INVENTORY OF THE FROME HOTEL,SWINDON. 10th July 1903
When taken over by J. Caswell from Mr. W.B. Keylock

GARDEN
500 cabbage, potatoes,carrots,9 rows of peas
Fowl-house 6’6’’x6’6’’x5,with 4 sheets of corrugated iron and wire to enclose fowl run
Heap of manure, mushroom bed, clothes wire & posts.
Fruit trees in garden – 45 gooseberry & currant, & 3 apple
2 – 8ft iron frame garden seats.

YARD
Wheelbarrow, dog kennel,1 tub .lead-lined water trough,2 bales & chain,1 headstall,2 brooms
Shovel & prong, gas light (fixed).22 roller blinds & fittings, false collar, dog-cart(4 wheels) no lamps.
Set of quoits, rudder set 7 tread steps,2 galvanized cans,2 gallon jars, 2 drawers, 2 knife boards,
Long arm, coal, knife cleaner, 4 buckets, 1 broom.

CELLAR
6 stoppers, 6 brass taps in casks, 3 plated taps, 4 wooden taps, 2 metal taps, 2 screw drivers, stock & bit,
5 spare unions, 6 funnels, copper waste save-all, dip stick, 1 quart copper measure, 1 gallon copper measure
Copper beer filter, 3 spanners, 1 mallet, 1 gunlet, pincers, gas bracket, thermometer & rule,
4ft board, for supporting pipes, 2 tins disinfectant, oak drip tub.

STOCK
48 doz. Small Bass – ex A.M. Adams £4 4s 0d

2 doz. pint “ 7s 0d
2 – 6 bottle baskets 5s 0d
Ύ neabfoot oil 2s 6d
12 sherry bottles – ex Manford,1 Bailey + 2 cans £1 12s 6d
2 doz stone ginger 2s 0d
2 odd port special £3 0s 0d
10 doz minerals 10s0d
Port – ex Whitworth 134 bottles £3 8s 0d
2 doz pint stout 7s 0d
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 £13 17 6d


BEDROOM 1

Brass fender & fire brasses, Brussel’s carpet 11’x12’ & under-felt, hearth rug4’6”, marble pedestal wash-table
Shaped marble slab with cupboards & drawer, set of pink & white double ware,9 piece toilet duchesse to matchth 9 drawers, 4 small double ware toilet set, plate glass mirror, 3’6”” mahogany wardrobe with plate glass
Panel door – drawer under & cornice over. Mahogany towel horse,3 chairs,2 mats & toilet cover.
4’mahogany antique chest of drawers with secret drawer, mahogany night commode, 6 engravings (framed)
Mantle board & 5 ornaments,6 brass gas brackets,bamboo cornice, pair lace curtains & roller blind,2 brass
Curtain holders

SITTING ROOM

Iron fender, lino as laid, wicker flower stand, bamboo table & cover,walnut overmantle,12 ornaments
Inlaid walnut what-not, bamboo bookshelves, mahogany table & cover, wicker flower stand, pair lace curtains,
Roller blind, 4 brackets, 6 pictures, easy chair, gas bracket, 2 glass shades, 1 globe, 5 incandescet shades
Jardiniere pot.

TOP FLOOR
ROOM 3

Iron fender, tapestry carpet as laid, hearth rug, iron bedstead – brass mtd. 4’ spring mattress,straw palliasse,
Wool mattress, 2 sheets, 2 blankets, 1 blanket, quilt, feather bolster, 2 pillows, painted washstand, set of toilet
Ware, toilet table with mirror, towel horse, chest of 5 drawers, 2 caneseat chairs, pair lace curtains, roller blind, 4 brackets, 1 picture, 7 ornaments & sundries, 16 brass rods & eyes, writing slope.
CUPBOARD
6 utensils, 3 washing basins, sundrey ware & ornaments.

BACKROOM

Lino as laid 15’ x 11’, matting for dressing glass – 2yds. x 1yd., picture sundry wall decorations, inlaid
Walnut what-not, iron fender, childs chair, cot & mattresspair lace curtains, roller blind.

BEDROOM

2 bamboo tables, pair lace curtains, roller blind, towel airer,

BEDROOM

Parlour quoits, 5 roller blinds, chest of 4 drawers, towel airer, 7 pictures, 2 extra roller blinds, pair lace curtains.
CUPBOARD
2 bamboo frames, 2 chair cushions.

BEDROOM

Tapestry carpet 15’ x131/2’, hearth rug, chest of 5 drawers, iron bedstead 4’6”, straw palliasse, feather bed, bolster, 3 pillows, 2 blankets, 2 sheets, coverlet, 3 cane seat chairs, 2 towel horses, mahogany
Dressing table+ 2 drawers, Mahogany frame toilet glass, bracket, mahogany night commode, flock bed,
Birch frame glass, washstand & 5 pieces of ware, painted wardrobe, 3 pictures, 1 bracket, roller blind,
Lace curtains, eiderdown.

KITCHEN

6 metal dish covers, lino as laid 15’ x 10’, steel bar, kitchen fender, poker & stove, overmantle, drum clock
Small clock, stout table with 2 drawers & cover, mahogany table on iron frame & cover, 6 windsor chairs,
1 giant arm chair, folding chair, 3 roller blinds, 3 dwarf curtains,rail & 4 pins, rail & 6 pins, blue & white
Dinner ware – marked Frome Hotel, 29 plates, 7 vegetable dishes, 6 sauce boats, 3 teapots, 60 pieces of various ware.
1-6 bottle cruet, egg cruet, plated teapot, 2 coffee pots,
3-4 “ “ 3 odd cruet bottles, 13 tumblers, sundry tin moulds
1-3 “ “ 12 teaspoons, 1 metal spoon, 2 steels, 34 metal forks, bread knife, 38 white handled knives
12 small white handled knives, 7 carving knives, 3 carving forks, 24 metal spoons, 2 pictures, gas bracket.

SCULLERY

Table, linen airer, 2 copper kettles, 2 frying pans, 8 saucepans, 7 meat tins, fish slice, coffee pot, saw, iron
Kettle, wash-up, shovel, iron fender, sponge bath, 3 enamel bowls, 1 dish, 2 enamel bowls, zinc bucket,
Towel rail, gas bracket, window curtain.

DAIRY

4 enamelled jugs, 5 dishes, brown warepan & cover, 2 colanders, japanned tray, 2 strainers, teapot,
Rolling-pin & board, soup tureen, cheese cover, lemon squeezer, egg whisk, 23ft-2 shelves as
Fixed on brackets, 2 enamelled pie dishes, gas piping from kitchen to lamp in yard – 26ft.

FRONT OF HOUSE

The 3 burner pendant, show lamp on ornamental iron bracket, 10 doz.bottles – 1/-, Cathedral glass panels
to front door, the material & erection of sash window to serving bar – in pitch pine,
Cathedral glass panels & door from private bar to serving bar,
“ “ “ “ to back hall & the fan light over, the 4 arms to the end of seats in public bar,
3 seats(not under windows) 1-wall 2-partition, sash window from bar to jug entrance.
Cathedral glass door with side panel as erected in pitch pine from serving bar to back hall.
“ “ panels enclosing top of enclosure to main entrance

GLASS

11 coloured clarets, 24 ports, 12 plain, 12 ports, 8 wines, 34 wines, 11 tumblers, 2 Elgin beers,
9 wine glasses, 3 wine glasses (various), 5 wine (various), 22 ½ pintglass mugs with handles
22 – 1pt. glass mugs with handles, 9 straight quarts, 9 aerated water glasses, 40 straight pints, 19 lip pints, 6 lip
Quarts

PRIVATE BAR

22’ x11’ lino, 6ft.coconut rug, brass rail,fender & brasses, grate screen, 6 oval iron fram tables with marble t
Top, 15 smoking armchairs, 3 cane seat stools, wicker music Canterbury, 2 photos (framed), 8 day dial in
Mahogany, painted vase, 3 gas brackets with candles & burners, 8ft. brass cornich, heavy plush curtains &
Brass holders, 4 wire blinds & fittings, 2 roller blinds & fittings, 6 water bottles, 6 spittoons, 3 brass ash trays
Pianoforte in walnut by Milson & Son, stool,pot & plant, electric battery & bells throughout house,
Entrance gas bracket.

BAR

Lino as laid 10ft’ x 5ft., 9 ft. coconut mat + 1 spare, pitchpine shelves & cupboards at back of bar with sliding
Doors & fluted pilastes & cornice 9ft. hig h – 8ft.wide, small set of 3 shelves at entrance, 3 drawers fitted
to counter, small set of 6 shelves at entrance, set of 6 larger shelves at entrance.
2-4 pull brass mounted beer engines with brass taps,reunions & 120 ft.lead piping & drip taps.1 standard gas burner & pipe lighter, 2 incandescent brackets,6 gas brackets.
The polyphon in walnut with 10 plates,gramophone with 15 records
The check till- patent 5.3 gall.spiritchina keys lettered with plated taps.
The national till Copper muller with 2 brass taps,3 tin funnels,pewter quart,pint,1/2 pint..4 pewter spirit,1 spirit funnel. Painted drain pipe & wash-up.
Pair glass decanters, dominoes & 3 marking boards,1 glass claret jug, inkstand & call bell
2 mahogany tables on iron frame 4ft.x 18inches, 3 windsor chairs,4 roller blinds,4 wire blind in 4 mahogany frames.
8 day dial by Collett, ring board, butlers mahogany tray,coconut mat, gas bracket in hall, 9 patent corks,patent cork drawer.

SMOKE ROOM

Linoleum as laid 141/2 x 131/4,hearth rug,iron fender,painted fire screen in bamboo, 3 vases,4 iron framed circular mahogany top tables, 16 spar back Windsor chairs,1 windsor smoking armchair, 6 iron spittoons, parlour quoits, American clock in walnut, 5 wire blinds, 2 bamboo cornices, 3 roller blinds, 2 in candle burners & gas brackets
1 plain bracket,1 pair damask curtains.

DRAWINGROOM

Bordered Brussels pile carpet 12x9 + underfelt, lino surround,Mantel board with plush border, needlework & curtains, walnut frame overmantel, 2 gas brackets with burners, oak china shelves with plate glass panels, bamboo tea table, French card table in rosewood & rormolu,2 bamboo cornices, 2 pairs lace curtains, 3 roller blinds, wicker paperstand, Japanned stool, china, glass.

DININGROOM.

Brussels carpet 10ft 6 x 9,lino as laid 13ft x10ft,iron fender & rug, 3 fire brass,grate screen in bamboo frame,Japanned coal-scuttle, walnut overmantel with beveled plates & brackets, 8 ornaments, 3ft 6inch walnut bookcase,shelves,cupboards, cornice,glazed doors, 7 chairs with padded seats, easy chair in mahogany, wicker easy chair, Rosewood frame couch upholstered in leather , Walnut low table on claw pillar & plinth, tapestry table cover, brass cornice pole with fittings

STOCK

50 glass bottles 2 s 0p
1 box corks 1 0
12 doz. Light dinner pts. Ale £1 4 0
(Cosser & Bond)
9 doz.small bass (Brown & Plumer) 15 9
St.Julian 5 small 3 9
St.Julian 25 large £1 17 6
2 bottles Beaune 5 0
9 doz.light dinner pints ale 18 0
Sawdust & bag ----
3 gross matches @ 10/6d



CELLAR

Cask 1 capacity 371/2 Gin – 32 gallons £18 8s 0d
Cask 2 Scotch whisky 18 ½ 24.3 13 17 6
Cask 3 Irish whisky 151/4 23.9 11 8 9
Cask4 Brandy 20 galls 23.9 19 0 0
Cask 5 Port 133/4 galls 5 10 0
Cask 6 Sherry 6 galls 2 11 0
John Walker 2 doz in cases 3 12 0
John Dewar’s special 1 doz. 1 16 0
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£84 2 9
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Champaigne Perrier & Jonet – 9 bottles 2 16 0

IN BAR

Jamacia Rum 13 bottles 1 2 6
Curious old scotch 5 bottles 17 6
Lime juice cordial 3 bottles 3 0
Grant’s sportsman Morello cherry 3 12 0
Liquer sloe gin 7 bottles
Hawkers Plymouth 1 8 0
Mint 5 bottles 7 6
Orange bitters 5 bottles 10 0
Cloves 5 10 0
Cherry whisky 3 quarts 10 6
Caswell brandy 4 bottles 14 0
Cognac Grievelles 24 bottles 4 8 0
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£ 14 9 0
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