Here the lower servants gathered to eat together. Georgian servants toiled hard and rarely had a life of their own outside their place of employment.

– The PAINTED MOTTOS praised the value of honest labour at a time when everyone had to know their place.

– PLAIN PEWTER PLATES contrasted with the fashionable tableware displayed above stairs.

– The DOG WHEEL was an effective but cruel method of turning a cooking spit in an era when the welfare of animals was rarely considered.