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Title: The wanderings of a pen and pencil
Year: 1846 (1840s)
Authors: Palmer, F. P. (Francis Paul) Crowquill, Alfred, ill Bissett, Clark Prescott, 1875-1932, former owner. UPB
Publisher: London : Jeremiah How
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University
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osing an octagon,and this, both inside and with-out, is square, only the upperpart, or cover, is octagonal. TheGlastonbury pile is of lesser di-mensions, and has a chimney.Any one who can refer to thesection of it in Doctor StukelysItinerary, comparing it withthis, will readily perceive thedistinctions. The interior, tothe central point of the roof, issixty-four feet in height, and isas sooty and as dim as one canwell conceive. Opposite to theentrance are three wide andlofty recesses in the wall, which is a yard thick, and in these recesses arc thecapacious ovens, the steam of which has been delicious to the sturdy fellowswho formerly clothed themselves in leather and iron, and did good credit tothe Harcourt hospitalities. A wood fire was burning between two rude pilesof brickwork, and a three-legged pot, of degenerated size, swung over theblinding smoke from a rod laid transversely above. So far as we couldscan the space aloft, we saw on either side in opposite directions to the oven
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Stanton Kitchen, exterior. 166 WANDERINGS OF A TEN AND TENCIL. and wood-fire, two squarewindows, each containing alow trefoiled arch or open-ing, and upon one side thesewere blocked up with sparsand other materials. It israrely now used by the fa-mily for culinary purposes,so far as roasting and boil-ing are concerned, the loosegathering of soot aloft wouldbe so apt to flavour therumps and sirloins and lustyturkeys. You reach the pas-sage around the battlementby a spiral staircase in asquare tower at one angleof the building. This islighted by several loop-holesin such an illiberal mode,that if you lacerated yourshins or flattened your noseby a very likely fall, youcould not be much alarmedat the sight of your own blood till you had limped up to the landing-place. This tower rises nine feet above the other walls. The roof wehave mentioned is octagonal, and under the caves are shutters, which,being closed or removed, rule the exit of the volume of smoke within, asthe wind may shift fro
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