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From: Anne Peat <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Lyall Mews and Life of the staff living at the stables.
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 09:23:06 +0100
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Anne, There used to be a wonderful site called 'Below Stairs' which
described the life of the Victorian household servants, but
unfortunately it has closed 9 since October 2005)
You could look at Victorian Web, which has some pages on this
The household would have had 'indoor servants' - depending on size a
maid, butler or footmen, and they would have called the carriage for
the master and mistress when they wanted to go out.
House numbering began in Georgian times in London, but the streets were
frequently re-numbered, as new parts were added and names changed.
There is an interesting article on how confused the numbering system
was on the Duke of Bedford's lands in London at
On 6 Apr 2006, at 08:51, Anne wrote:
> I noticed on the 1881 census on the LDS site there might be 3-4
> families at the same address and the men all have jobs connected to
> the horses...other Coachmen, Grooms, Footmen and in some cases a
> gardener or two.
> Am I correct in thinking the number on the main house would be
> different to the stables in the Mews? None of the maps I have looked
> at give any indication as to the numbering of the street. Did the
> numbers start east or west or left or right?
> Perhaps the stables are considered to be in the back yard of the main
> house but can the Master walk down the yard to the stables and vice
> When Madam wanted to go shopping or Master needed to go to the office
> how did they let the stables know to bring the carriage around to the
> front door?
> Who would have received that instruction?
> Who was the senior person?
> Questions. Questions. And more questions.
> Does anyone know of a site I can go to to learn more about this aspect
> of life please?
> many thanks
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