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

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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!

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Strange But True

  • 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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