Explore the fascinating world of the Victorian judges at this award-winning historic house.

Circumstantial Evidence

A selling exhibition of ink and gouache studies by artist Simon Dorrell in celebration

of the twenty-first anniversary of the building’s restoration, juxtaposed with

information on the lives of the servants and their masters.

 Simon Dorrell

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  • list arrowHow did Victorians try out a new invention?

    Test it on the servants of course! That's what happened in 1860 at The Judge's Lodging, when gas lighting was put into the basement and not the Judge's rooms. They wanted to see if they got sick from the fumes. The servants were fine - that's why we got the lights working again.

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