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

Clerks Room

Used by the visiting magistrates and judge's clerks, this charming bedroom features a bidet stool (very soothing after a long journey on those bumpy Victorian roads), commode chest, where the toilet is concealed to look like a set of drawers and hipbath.

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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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