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

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Wooden butter pats and butter stamp. Victorian kitchen staff often made their own butter in a big wooden butter churn. These butter pats were used to shape the newly-made butter into a block and for fancy dinners, the stamp with the lovely swan picture could be used to press down onto the surface and make a picture.

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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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