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

Tin Bath

Poor Mary, the hardworking maid, carried the water up the 41 steps from kitchen to bathroom in order to fill this tin bath. The hot water cans were discovered discarded in the coal cellar, whilst the walls are covered with heavily varnished ‘sanitary paper'.

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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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