servants' quarters


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servants' quarters

- In Victorian days, they were usually referred to as below stairs; above stairs was the realm of the family.
See also related terms for servants.
References in classic literature ?
The peasant girls working in the garden ran shrieking into shelter in the servants' quarters.
This is the second and above us are nothing but the servants' quarters.
At that very moment such a loud sound of wailing broke out from the servants' quarters that she clutched the young man's arm, and Mary stood shivering from head to foot.
nobody in this place ever appeared in person if he could help it), and just beyond the office, on the way to the servants' quarters, was the gentlemen's cloak room, the last boundary of the gentlemen's domain.
Colonel Pound, with the chairman, the vice-president, and one or two others darted down the corridor leading to the servants' quarters, as the more likely line of escape.
To the Grandmother, however, our landlord, for some reason or another, allotted such a sumptuous suite that he fairly overreached himself; for he assigned her a suite consisting of four magnificently appointed rooms, with bathroom, servants' quarters, a separate room for her maid, and so on.
APS1m conservation project to open up Llancaiach Fawr's servants' quarters to the public was unveiled by First Minister Carwyn Jones on Thursday.
But Mr Barakat managed to prevent the sale of servants' quarters within the grounds of Ruperra, at R Machen, near Caerphilly, on Thursday after settling another debt.
The National Trust estate in West Sussex will have costumed characters in its kitchen and servants' quarters for its Stirring Up The Past event tomorrow and Sunday between 11am-3pm.
It has two entrances because the top floor used to be the servants' quarters.
Upstairs there are nine bedrooms, two bathrooms, a separate wc, shower area, kitchenette, former servants' quarters, ancillary room and a viewing deck with panoramic views arranged over two floors.
The winner will be staying in Seaton Court, which has been stunningly converted from the former servants' quarters and stables to an elegant and comfortable holiday home.