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

Dinning Room

Used for Judge's Dinners, Militia Dinners and other official functions. Dining rooms such as this were intended to convey masculine grandeur and were often red. Lit only by beeswax candles, since gas and oil lamps were believed to taint food. Huge portraits of Radnorshire dignitaries look down on you as you explore the multitude of glasses and silverware it took to present even a simple meal in such a grand house.

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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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