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INTERIOR…….PART 1 HERE ~ Entrance Hall, Chapel, Baron’s Hall.

INTERIOR……PART 2 HERE ~ Small drawing room, Octagon Room, Dining Room


Today we’ll start in the Blue Bedroom.

Blue Bedroom

Guess why it’s called the blue bedroom :). This bedroom was added as a guest bedroom by John Carr in the 18thC and has a Four poster bed which was the marriage bed of the Duke of Cleveland,  It has a handmade bedspread made in Turkey.

Big Bed


Commode and bath, with screen for privacy

Of course servants quarters would not be so swish, but even so, not too bad,

Servants bedroom

The kitchen in Raby was in use up to 1954, (Not sure where they cook now!) It originally had an open fire in the middle of the room and carcasses of meat would be hung across beams in the ceiling so the smoke would cure it.  Three large fireplaces were installed at various points in its history.  In the Victorian era, a range with a fan turned spit and side ovens

Victorian Range

Another range was added during WW2 when officers were billeted in the castle

and a third which was turned into a sink so that the fire below could heat up the water


Some of the display items seem so funny now, but back in the day this was serious advice!


Don’t try this at home! 😀

Again the servants dining area wasn’t too shabby either

That’s the best bits of the Interior finished up, next time we’ll visit the stables where we had lunch, and commence the Deerfest!

Stay tooned!

32 comments on “Raby Castle ~ August 2018 ~ Interior part 3

  1. beetleypete says:

    More impressive interior shots, FR. And I agree, the servants’ rooms and facilities were not bad at all. Small wonder that getting a job in ‘the big house’ was something so sought after. Mind you, I wouldn’t fancy having to clean three ranges every day! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Me neither! 🙂 Thanks Pete.

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  2. Jay says:

    That’s quite a copper collection

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    1. Yes that’s only a bit of it too!


  3. Pit says:

    Thanks for the interesting tour. 🙂

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  4. April Munday says:

    I suspect more than one servant would have used that bedroom, unless it belonged to a very senior servant.

    The blue bedroom is rather nice, but why so many chairs? Did they hold parties in there?

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    1. Maybe! I would 🙂

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  5. enmanscamera says:

    What a place you are showing us all… great shots!

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  6. lolabees says:

    I always love seeing these old kitchens!

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    1. They are grand! Cheers Laura x


  7. Such wealth. Can’t even imagine myself living in a house like this. But it’s very interesting to see how it was.

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  8. Biker Rags says:

    You are AMAZING!!! Love your photos.

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  9. want to visit once there, lovely place and interior.

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    1. It is, thanks for visiting! 🙂

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  10. Keith says:

    WOW! Stunning images.

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  11. Eddy Winko says:

    A real feel of Upstairs Downstairs in this selection of pics, you always bring so much life to an image.
    My favourite part so far, I want one of them there rotisserie and fat pans, I have always fancied doing a whole pig party, maybe when I finish the house 🙂

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    1. Give us notice and we’ll be there for that!

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  12. The bed was 7′ in WIDTH?? Apparently married couples didn’t like to get too close to each other! 😂😂

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    1. I think they smelled bad 🤣🤣

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      1. I never thought of that!! 😂😂

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  13. A very cool tour, Fraggle. I love the pineapple quilt and that they carried that theme beyond that spectacular chandelier.
    The ordinary-life things are what fascinate me in historic homes, so I enjoyed seeing the kitchen. Hugs!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  14. Francis.R. says:

    I thought there was an iPad pro in the desk of the servants mirror. Silly me, it was a mirror xP

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    1. 🙂 you might need some spectacles!

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