KING'S MEWS,HORSES CHARING CROSS, ACKERMANN,MICROCOSM, LONDON antique print 1808 An interior view of the Royal stables and horses at the King's Mews in Charing Cross, London. The title of mews originates from its former use by the royal falconers.
The good fortune and comforts of Regency living were not extended to those in service. The basement is a vast space laid out for the needs of the working environment and incorporates some spartan living accommodation for the servants. The family employed between eight and twelve servants who were given food and accommodation as part of their wages. Some would live in the attic bedrooms and above the stables, even in hallways.
Stables | The Regency Town House Each large house in Brunswick Square and Terrace had a two storey stable block to the rear, comprising of four or six stalls for horses, a carriage stand and a harness room on the ground floor with a hay loft and coachman’s accommodation above. There was access to the stables directly from the back of the house at ground or first floor level.
The Servant’s Quarters in 19th Century Country Houses Like Downton Abbey
Rotten Row which runs along the south side of Hyde Park in London. A fashionable place for upper class Londoners to be seen horse riding. during the 18th and 19th centuries. Today it is maintained as a place to ride horses in the centre of London. The track was called Route du Roi, French for King's Road which was eventually corrupted into 'Rotten Row
The Kings Arms, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire. At the height of the Cotswold wool industry the town was famous for it's huge annual fairs where as many as 20,000 sheep were sold at one time. The Kings Arms is a good example of a coaching inn where the main entrance was through the arch leading to the stables. Charles I stayed here at the time of the Battle of Naseby in 1645.