Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
The Edwardian Country House
"Without us working here, this household
would fall apart." Kenny, hallboy
THE PROJECT|THE HOUSE|THE PEOPLE|EDWARDIAN LIFE|YOU IN 1905|TREATS|SNOB QUIZ


 
Choose an area on the map you wish to view.

Instructions: Click & Drag to control your view.
Use 'A' to zoom in & 'Z' to zoom out.

BASEMENT | GROUND FLOOR | FIRST FLOOR | SECOND FLOOR
 
Top of Silver Staircase

 

The first floor of Manderston contains the family bedrooms, and is particularly grand even for its time. The wide corridors, classical columns and arched bedroom doors are unusual touches to an area of the house normally left plain.

If a housemaid is found cleaning here when a member of the family comes past, she is expected to make herself as invisible as possible in order to prevent the family member being embarrassed by having to acknowledge her presence. And as that silver staircase takes some cleaning, this often happens in Manor House.



© 2003 Channel4. All rights reserved. | PBS Privacy Policy