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