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The Buttery

All photographs Copyright 2006 by Jeffrey L. Thomas

Above: view of the Buttery from the Pitched Stone Court.

The Buttery was part of the hall block and occupied the ground floor, whilst apartments for household officials lay above. The range was enlarged at the turn of the 16th century. The original building was shorter, about half its present length and was two-storyed. The foundations of the original outer wall exist below the present floor level. The Buttery itself was a low room lit by a three-light window. The first floor consisted of two rooms, each with a fireplace and latrine. The uppermost floor also had two rooms, with more ornate fireplaces of late Elizabethan or early Jacobean date. The door in the outer room led to the Long Gallery.

 

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