The Lennox House Kitchen
kitchen. My father's Kudu horn in D major above mantle piece. The Kudu was shot by my Uncle, David Brownless, in Rhodesia.
My father once composed a fun piece for Kudu horn and organ.
When I bought the house parts of the fireplace were missing - cut off perhaps to make place for an oil heater. Thank you to Janet Cowen for repairing the fireplace so beautifully!
The door to the left of the fireplace was the way up to the childrens' bedrooms - probably with a ladder. It is now a nice large built-in kitchen cupboard.
kitchen with fire place and the Norwegian wood stove for cooking and baking.
And cannons, candle sticks and the clock which was a wedding present for my parents.
And, of course, all the horse brasses and Welsh love spoons, forks, etc.
And my favourite rocking chair - for reading by the fire.
The self-closing door from 1810 (it hangs on spiral hinges).
The house is painted only with historical colours, inside and out.
The cupboard for plates and beer mugs - made out of old floor boards thinly sliced - not by me though!
The cupboard for the massive cast iron sink I built with two-by-fours and very old 19 inch wide planks. You can't buy those any more!
The magnificent kitchen table (a present from my Mum!). One of her very first paintings (The Steam Packet Inn, Topsham, 1946).
No back-aches at this sink: I made it six inches higher than is the norm today!
Earlier in the 20th century the wall on the left was moved 18 inches into the room. I rebuilt it and put it back where it had been before.
When renovating the small kitchen I removed all the modern walls and found the original holes where the original kitchen wall had been.