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 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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