|Present building at Abbots Leigh|
|The buttery was the place where the butts, or barrels, |
of beer were kept, and could be used as an informal eating place.
|The buttery hatch was where food and drink could be |
handed outfrom the buttery.
Buttery Hatch, Clive House, Shrewsbury
|By "hall" Charles meant the great hall, a common feature of \|
medieval and Tudor houses, such as this one at Gainsburgh Hall, Lincoln
"Upon which, being a discreet fellow he asked me what I intended to doe, for sayes he, I am extreamely happy I know you, for otherwise you might run greate danger in this House. For though my Maister and Mistress are good people, yet there are at this tyme 1 or 2 in it that are very great Rogues, and I thinck I can be usefull to you in any thing you will command me. Upon which, I told him my designe of getting a ship (if possible) at Bristoll, and to that end bad him goe that very day immeadiately to Bristoll to see if there were any Shipps goeing either to Spain or France that I might get a passage away in.
|View from grounds of Abbots Leigh|
|Brick outbuilding at Abbots Leigh, October 2009|
|Abbots Leigh, stone wall in garden|
|Portrait of Charles on snuff box he gave to Jane Lane|
|Trees at Abbots Leigh|