Thursday, 9 October 2014

Lacock Feature - The Warming Room

Now here we are in the Warming Room of Lacock Abbey. According to some info posted here "This room at the north-east corner of the cloister is the only room where the nuns would have had a fire."!

"The large stone tank, which once stood outside, was possibly used as a fish tank (fish was eaten instead of meat on Fridays)."

Warming Room, Lacock Abbey by me
This is a composite photo so the background in the middle is a bit messy
You may recognize this room from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It was Professor Quirrell's, Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom. Click here for more info.

Now THAT's a cauldron! by me
"The cauldron of bell metal was made in Belgium in 1500 (the Latin inscription around the cauldron records by whom, where and when it was made). When Queen Anne visited Lacock it is recorded that a side of bacon and a sack of peas were boiled in the cauldron."

I love pea soup!

No, really, I do.


Mark Faucett said...

That would be a cool place to visit! Hadn't heard of it. Couldn't get the Harry Potter reference link to work but I found the info. Thanks for sharing this!

P.E. Cor said...

Thanks for letting me know about the link. I've fixed it!