This cellar room, below the dining room, was very damp and contained the selection of cast iron electrical fuse boxes with big clunky handles seen here: all very dodgy!
A bricked-up fireplace can be seen in the chimney-breast, and the underside of the ceiling joists showed that this room had originally had a lath and plaster ceiling. It was fairly
clear that this room had been occupied and, having found bell-wire terminals in the wall near the door, I deduced that this had been used by servants. The only bell-pull I found above
cellar level was in the small bedroom, but there must have been more through the house. The window shown here must have had a light-well as others in the house, but a concrete
drive had been laid between house and garage, so the window was bricked up - but only on the outside!
This set of images © John Woodhouse, 2005