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Manor House
"Everything in this house shows your status, to really rub your nose in the fact that you are above somebody else and below somebody else." Lady Olliff-Cooper
THE PROJECT|THE HOUSE|THE PEOPLE|EDWARDIAN LIFE|YOU IN 1905|TREATS|SNOB QUIZ
Monsieur Dubiard
Photograph of Rob and Charlie, the two footmen

Unlike the housmemaids, the footman would not have had to buy their own uniforms out of their wages


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"We like our food more sanitised nowadays, we like it plastic wrapped from the supermarket, with no noticeable resemblance to animals."
Lady Olliff-Cooper
Lucy
Edwardian Life: Servants' Wages

How much were servants paid in 1905?
The table below shows you how much Manor House servants would have been paid for a year's work at Manderston in 1905, and how much money that would be today.

Member of staff Yearly wages
1905
Translated into 2003 money
Butler £60 $5482
Housekeeper £45 $4111
Chef £80 $7310
Ladies maid £32 $2924
Kitchen maid £24 $2192
First footman £26 $2375
Second footman £24 $2192
First housemaid £28 $2557
Second housemaid £22 $2009
Scullery maid £12 $1097
Coachman £18 $1644
Hallboy £16 $1462

 


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