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HENRY VIII'S 'NEWE WYNE SELLER' AND THE GREAT KITCHEN

HENRY VIII'S 'NEWE WYNE SELLER' AND THE GREAT KITCHEN

The "housekeeping" of the great Palace was stupendous enough in Wolsey's time, but when his master, Henry VIII, took over Hampton Court, even greater accommodation had to be found for the needs of the royal household. The wine cellar (bottom) was constructed for the king in 1535, and was used until the eighteenth century, when it was partitioned off as a store for odds and ends. It is now open to the public. There is a wonderful groined roof of brick, overlaid with plaster. The kitchen (top) was also employed until the eighteenth century.

Other pictures from Where Kings and Queens Kept State


WOLSEY'S WEST FRONT TO HAMPTON COURT AND THE TROPHY GATES

IN THE MASTER CARPENTER'S

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