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 arrowWould you wee in your dining room?

    Victorian gentlemen did! Some dining rooms (like ours) had a special cupboard to house a chamber pot so all the gentlemen could go for a wee without leaving the table (once the ladies had left the room, of course!).

     

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