Thursday, 14 May 2015

The Laundry

Redeveloping what we know as the former pottery building into an events venue will not be the first time that this iconic Holkham building has seen a change of use. Here are the plans for the laundry, built to deal with the washing from the hall. The laundry was situated at the east end of the building in what, until recently, became Holkham's Gift Shop.

Being so well situated at the courtyard end of the building, good use was made of the open space as a drying area. Here are Molly and Mary, two of Holkham's laundry maids, surrounded by the many washing lines.

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