Jon Stobart

Manchester Metropolitan University

Jon Stobart - Manchester Metropolitan University

I am a historian specialising in various aspects of consumption, from shopping practices to the repurposing and resale of household goods. My recent research has explored what made country houses comfortable in a physical and emotional sense, including ideas of home and the provision made for servants. I am a contributor to Trusted Source.

Servants' bells at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

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Maid's Room at Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire

What were Georgian and Victorian servants’ rooms like?

Servants were a vital part of every country house. Our image of them is based on the kitchens and other service rooms, yet we rarely consider the rooms in which servants lived and slept – our picture is dominated by their work, not the people.

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