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CHAR 1/358 Personal: Chartwell [Kent] Estate.

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CHAR 1/358/1

Letter from Benham &Sons Ltd (Wigmore St., London W1) to the ps to CSC, reminder that the regular cleaning of the domestic hot water boilers at Chartwell was due that month.

02 Jan 1940
CHAR 1/358/2

Letter from the ps to CSC to Benham &Sons Ltd (Wigmore St., London W1), stating that Chartwell had been unoccupied since September 1939, and would probably remain empty for the duration of the War, and that the boilers were only lit occasionally, asking for advice on cleaning schedule [carbon].

09 Jan 1940
CHAR 1/358/3

Letter from Benham &Sons Ltd (Wigmore St., London W1) to the ps to CSC, advising that boilers at Chartwell should be kept running during severe weather to minimize risk of frozen pipes, alternatively the boilers should be completely drained.

11 Jan 1940
CHAR 1/358/4

Letter from the ps to CSC to Benham &Sons Ltd (Wigmore St., London W1), asking for advice on cleaning schedule for domestic hot water boilers at Chartwell, were only lit occasionally, as the house was unoccupied [carbon].

05 Feb 1940
CHAR 1/358/5

Letter from Benham &Sons Ltd (Wigmore St., London W1) to the ps to CSC, recommending that the domestic hot water boilers at Chartwell be inspected annually, rather that half-yearly as at present.

06 Feb 1940
CHAR 1/358/6

Letter from the ps to CSC to Benham &Sons Ltd (Wigmore St., London W1), accepting recommendation that the domestic hot water boilers at Chartwell be inspected annually [carbon].

13 Feb 1940
CHAR 1/358/7

Letter from Benham &Sons Ltd (Wigmore St., London W1) to the ps to CSC, acknowledging receipt of letter of 13 Feb., and undertaking to give notice of next boiler clean at Chartwell.

14 Feb 1940
CHAR 1/358/8

Letter from A E Hill, Gardener, Chartwell, to Kathleen Hill, on letting of grazing at Chartwell to C A Ashby.

[Feb 1940]
CHAR 1/358/9

Receipt from WSC to C A Ashby, £13 for grazing rights at Chartwell, Apr-Sept 1939 [carbon].

20 Feb 1940
CHAR 1/358/10

Letter from Kathleen Hill to A E Hill, Gardener, Chartwell, on letting of grazing at Chartwell to C A Ashby [carbon].

20 Feb 1940
CHAR 1/358/11

Letter from C A Ashby, Coakham Farm, Edenbridge, Kent, to WSC, sending cheque for £13, payment for grazing rights at Chartwell, Apr-Sept 1939, asking if the agreement could be renewed, and congratulating WSC on his wonderful achievements.

17 Feb 1940
CHAR 1/358/12

Letter from Kathleen Hill to C A Ashby, Coakham Farm, Edenbridge, Kent, asking for payment of £13, for six months grazing rights at Chartwell [carbon].

13 Feb 1940
CHAR 1/358/13

Letter from A E Hill, Gardener, Chartwell, to Kathleen Hill, on lease of grazing rights at Chartwell to C A Ashby.

[Jan 1940]
CHAR 1/358/14

Letter from Kathleen Hill to A E Hill, on lease of grazing rights at Chartwell to C A Ashby [carbon].

10 Jan 1940
CHAR 1/358/15

Note from Kathleen Hill to WSC on the rates on Chartwell, £166 per year, and the savings that could be made by emptying the house of furniture, which would cost £138 in the first year, and £90 per year thereafter [carbon].

27 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/358/16-19

Letter from Stanley Plater (Umfreville Road, Harringay) to the ps to WSC, enclosing letter and curriculum vitae of George A Dubery, who had applied to the Admiralty for a post as a Coding Clerk, also on supply of food for the fish at Chartwell [annotated by WSC].

30 Mar 1940
CHAR 1/358/20

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Stanley Plater (Umfreville Road, Harringay), regretting that WSC could not make personal recommendations in individual applications for employment, and that the papers on George A Dubery had been passed to the Department concerned, also thanking Plater for sending supply of fish food to Chartwell [carbon].

08 Apr 1940
CHAR 1/358/21

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Sevenoaks, Kent) to WSC, acknowledging receipt of agreements concerning electricity tariffs at Chartwell.

02 Jan 1940
CHAR 1/358/22

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Sevenoaks, Kent) to WSC, on supply of electricity to Cottage near garage at Chartwell, stating that it would be necessary to install an additional service line at a cost of £46 5s annotated by WSC "I cannot afford this now. We must try during the Summer to reduce the use of electricity".

09 Apr 1940
CHAR 1/358/23

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd, agreeing to installation of additional service cable to Cottage near garage at Chartwell [carbon].

20 Apr 1940
CHAR 1/358/24

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Sevenoaks, Kent) to Kathleen Hill, on installation of additional service cable to Cottage near garage at Chartwell, confirming that the cost of £46 5s would be added to WSC's Quarterly account.

23 Apr 1940
CHAR 1/358/25

Letter from Sevenoaks Rural District Council (Oak Hill Road, Sevenoaks) to Mary Shearburn, stating that plans of the alterations and additions to the Cottage at Chartwell had not been submitted to the Council.

19 Jan 1940
CHAR 1/358/26

Letter from the ps to WSC to Charles J Goodwin (Architect, Brownings, Edenbridge, Kent), asking him to submit plans of the alterations and additions to the Cottage at Chartwell to Sevenoaks Rural District Council [carbon].

31 Jan 1940
CHAR 1/358/27

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Charles J Goodwin (Architect, Brownings, Edenbridge, Kent), on the rateable value of the new cottage at Chartwell [carbon].

19 Mar 1940
CHAR 1/358/28-30

Letter from Charles J Goodwin (Architect, St Michael's St., Gloucester) to Kathleen Hill, on the rateable value of the new cottage at Chartwell, pointing out that it was considerably higher than that for the other Cottages on the estate as it had two bathrooms, and wash basins in each bedroom "giving it an appearance far in advance of what one might expect had it been a cottage for working class people", also explaining the procedure for appealing against the assessment.

04 Apr 1940
CHAR 1/358/31

Letter from Kathleen Hill to the Valuation Department, Sevenoaks Rural District Council, stating that the assessment of £30 on the new cottage at Chartwell seemed rather high, and that as the cottage had been formed from a stable, garage and two bedrooms the value of these buildings should be deleted from the shecule of the Chartwell estate [carbon].

12 Apr 1940
CHAR 1/358/32

Notice from Sevenoaks District Council (Oak Hill Road, Sevenoaks [Kent]) of meeting of Assessment Committee to consider valuation of new Cottage at Chartwell. Annotated by WSC "How much have I got to pay each year?".

20 Feb 1940
CHAR 1/358/33-34

Letter from Valuation Department, Sevenoaks Rural District Council, on rateable valuation of the new Cottage at Chartwell, which had been approved by the Council and the Assessment Committee.

20 Apr 1940
CHAR 1/358/35

Note from Kathleen Hill to WSC, passing on request from CSC that the electricity bill for Chartwell should be paid immediately, and that although economies were to be effected in future, nothing could be done about electricity consumed in the winter months.

10 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/358/36-40

Note from F Jowett to WSC, giving details of how the electricity bill for Chartwell was made up.

21 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/358/41

Note from Kathleen Hill to WSC, on rates of new Cottage at Chartwell, £18 12s 6d, which was "not unreasonable", asking for authority to pay first instalment of £6 4s 2d [annotated by WSC "Yes"].

22 Apr 1940
CHAR 1/358/42-43

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Sevenoaks, Kent) to Kathleen Hill, on supply of electricity to the studio and sawbench at Chartwell, suggesting that the supply be cut off.

12 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/358/44

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Sevenoaks, Kent) on supply of electricity to the studio and saw-bench at Chartwell, reretting that their suggestion to cut off the supply was not practical as the saw-bench was in regular use [carbon].

24 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/358/45

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Sevenoaks, Kent) to Kathleen Hill, sending detailed breakdown of electricity bill for Chartwell.

11 Oct 1940
CHAR 1/358/46

Note from Kathleen Hill to WSC on electricity bill for Chartwell, which had been approved by Maryott Whyte, asking for authority to pay.

16 Oct 1940
CHAR 1/358/47

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Sevenoaks, Kent), on electricity bill for Chaerwell, which WSC considered to be too high, as the house was closed and the new cottage only used at intervals, asking for detailed analysis of accounts [carbon].

23 Nov 1940
CHAR 1/358/48

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Sevenoaks, Kent) to Kathleen Hill, sending detailed breakdown of electricity bill for Chartwell, asking for remittance of £74 4s 2d, and pointing out that third quarter accounts were now considerably overdue.

29 Nov 1940
CHAR 1/358/49

Letter from Inland Revenue (East Street, Tonbridge) to Kathleen Hill, acknowledging receipt of letter of 4 June regarding assessment for Schedule D tax for the Chartwell estate.

06 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/358/50

Letter from WSC to Inland Revenue (East Street, Tonbridge), giving notice of election tp be assessed in the provisions of Schedule D for the tax year 1940-41 in all his farm lands [carbon].

04 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/358/51

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Post Office Telephones, Tunbridge Wells Area, asking for copies of the London and Tunbridge Wells telephone directories to be sent to Chartwell [carbon].

10 Dec 1940
CHAR 1/358/52

Letter from Post Office Telephones, Tunbridge Wells Area, to Kathleen Hill, giving details of prices of telephone directories.

05 Dec 1940
CHAR 1/358/53-54

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Voxsan Ltd, stating that only five bottles were held at Chartwell [carbon].

01 May 1940
CHAR 1/358/55

Statement from Voxsan Ltd (Manufacturing Chemists, Church St., North, West Ham, London E15), showing that there were seven 4 gallon loaned containers ar Chartwell.

15 Apr 1940