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

Servants Hall

Used as a common room by the servants, this dingy but cosy room is lit by open flame gaslights. Installed originally in 1860, the gas was only put into the ‘below stairs’ areas, to test its usefulness and safety on the servants! Homely delights such as a sock-making machine, magic lantern (Victorian slide projector) and knife cleaners can be discovered.

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  • list arrowTo stink or not to stink

    It takes 25 trips up and down our 41 stairs to bring the water from the basement water pump to fill the Judge's Bath (we know, we've tried it). Let's hope the judges liked to be stinky - poor maid!

     

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