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 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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