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

Back to Mystery Objects

Pewter inkwell. Remember that the Victorians did not have ball-point pens like we do. This inkwell has four holes around the top for resting your pens in. Image how messy it would be to write like this if you were not very well practiced. This inkwell comes from our Clerk's bedroom. He was the man who wrote everything down in the courtroom when people were on trial. Imagine how fast he would have to write to keep up with people talking!

Back to the Clue

News

Forthcoming Events

Strange But True

  • list arrowLazy Keufs

    These were special dog tongs used for removing badly behaved dogs from church during services.  There is still a pair in St Beuno's Church, Clynnog Fawr, North Wales

     

Historical Handy Hints

Recipes