Posted by Cheryl on June 15, 1997 at 20:53:52:
In reply to Re: Old Houses, Bulldogs and Movies posted by Caroline on June 15, 1997 at 12:00:02
] The house in question, Linda, had a staircase built up the central wall.The original staircase had been partly cut away when a large inglenook fireplace and chimney were put in, about 1550, I think. One part of the staicase was left hanging on the wall, and the new one, at a slightly different angle, built over it. Obviously ,as staircases don't last for ever, this had been repaired, and replaced, not by removing the staircase, but by putting a new one on top of the old. This had been done at least three times.
] The end result was extremely steep, as you can imagine.
] I don't have any photographs of that particular staircase, I am afraid,nor do I know of any book that deals with this specifically. I suspect that it was not particularly rare, and that in many old houses with steep stairs some thing similar may be found.
Fascinating Caroline! I remember the first time I saw A Room with a View and being astounded at how steep the staircase was at the Emerson home. Would this be an example of multiple staircases?
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