|Location of kitchen (and slaughter room).|
|Original kitchen, looking north, January 2011|
The adjacent room was more recently used as a pantry and wash room, but was formerly used as a slaughter room. There's a pig sty at the back of the house, so there was a ready supply of victims (The Silence of the Pigs has already been mentioned). A wood-fired boiler/pot is still there, which was used for rendering meat and making sausages, or so we were told. I kept it as I thought it might be useful for brewing, but probably not. The floor is tiled, and we were told that underneath are the original red sandstone flagstones, with a hole that drops into cellar 3. The daughter of the previous owner said that as a child, they used to clean potatoes in the room and drop them down for storage in the cellar. A second chimney is present here, to which the boiler is currently connected. There are no windows in this room, as an extension was built on the north wall to house the current bathroom, a fine example of 1960/70's decor. More of that anon.
|Former slaughter room, from NE corner, January 2011|
|Door to current bathroom/extension|