Country House Estates
The servants' quarters in many National Trust properties are particularly well preserved, giving an insight into how a country house and estate was run in the 18th and 19th centuries. This book looks at the roles of the land agent, the stable lads and the gardener. Wherever possible, the author cites specific individuals to illustrate their roles, such as John Caesar, the agent at Erdigg.
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18th century agricultural Anson family baked Bedfordshire beer birds box mangle bread oven brewed brewhouse Calke Abbey carpenter at Erddig Castle Ward Charlecote Park chimney-breast clerk clothes coachman collection of carriages copper Cornwall country estates country-house estate Deer-parks Derbyshire Devon domestic dovecote dry laundry early Erddig in Clwyd estate foreman estate was run estate yard fish-ponds flowers Frock Great coat gamekeeper garden at Felbrigg gardener at Erddig gardener's bothy hang Harpur Crewe head gardener home farm hops horses household accounts iron Jack Henshaw James Comber John Kedleston kitchen garden Lacock Abbey Lanhydrock late 18th century laundries at Berrington laundry at Castle laundrymaid would rise Legh linen Liskeard Lyme Park machine main house Melford Hall Messel National Trust Nymans painted in 1830 Park in Warwickshire Petworth Philip Pomfret portrait postilion Robert Adam separate bakehouse servants Shugborough Simon sport tablecloths theYorke walled garden wet laundry William Gittins wooden