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

Kitchen Table

Explore the fascinating equipment that made up a Victorian kitchen - find the lark spit, sugar nippers, spice tin, marmalade cutter and other culinary treasures. The water pump is connected to a well beneath the floor and originally also pumped the water to the judge's water-closet. The adjoining pantry is painted blue to keep the flies away and you can see a fine wooden refrigerator.

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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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