Milvain invariably came in by the back door and sat in the servants' room
when she was engaged in confidential family transactions.
The servants' rooms
are reached through the door B.
Well, over that coach-house are the servants' rooms
, with bells corresponding with the different apartments.
There was no one in the kitchen or in the servants' rooms
, which were close at hand.
Designed as though it was the property of a wealthy merchant, visitors to the property can wander around the living space, servants' room
, bedrooms and even the luxurious bathroom, which has been built with a hypercaust underfloor heating system, a copper bath and tiled cold plunge pool.
And he could be mean-spirited; towards the end of his life, the man who left an estate of $161,000,000 took the electric heater out of his servants' room
after Lockport raised its electricity rates.
Their first step was to modernise the inside, while keeping the period features, and turn two former servants' rooms
into bathrooms - giving the house a total of four.
Seen the butlers', valets', dressers' and servants' rooms
but where's ours?
The servants' rooms
were built in 1889 on to the front of the existing west wing.
To the left of the current front door was the master's parlour with a ladder up to the bedroom above and on the other end was the entrance passage, buttery and pantry with servants' rooms
The Victorian kitchen and other servants' rooms
, including scullery, larders and chef's sitting room, have been restored to reveal the preparations for the banquet for the Prince of Wales' visit in 1894.
One of Meldrum's theses, advanced in an earlier article ("Domestic Service, Privacy and the Eighteenth-Century Metropolitan Household," Urban History, 26:1999), is a critique of the argument by well-known historian Lawrence Stone that the middle classes were searching to increase their privacy by removing servants' rooms
to a separate floor in the 18th century.