The basement area was generally the preserve of the servants and housekeeper. The Housekeeper’s room was located in a strategic area to enable her control access to the Pantry, the Wine Cellar and Kitchen areas. A range of bells, used by the family to summon the servants, were on the wall in the basement hallway. Guests to the ‘House’ were not encouraged to visit this area, however for servants this was where they spent most of their working time.
ALSO IN THE BASEMENT