|panorama of butler's pantry's underfloor|
With the room cleared out, I thought it was a good opportunity to record the "archaeology" photographically in this blog entry before the floor gets rebuilt. You can see a wooden channel on the right which probably brought water from the adjoining tower to the butler's sink. There are a couple of holes under the door which look like they also carried plumbing or drainage, as you can see in the photo below.
|two holes under the door of the pantry|
Ironically, the butler's pantry is one of the more intact rooms in the castle with a lot of plaster on the walls and an almost totally intact window including glass. This is no doubt because it was boarded-up from the outside a long time ago. I plan to record the progress of this room in the blog - watch this space!