Lacock Abbey was founded on the manorial lands by Ela, Countess of Salisbury and established in 1232. After the dissolution, the Abbey and estate, including the village was sold to William Sharington and later passed to the Talbot family by marriage. The Lacock estate was home to photography pioneer Henry Fox Talbot from 1800 to 1877. In 1916 Henry Fox Talbot's son Charles bequeathed the estate to his niece Matilda Gilchrist-Clark. She took the name of Talbot and in 1944 she gave the Abbey and the village to the National Trust.
We looked into the warming house. The information board in the photo below explains the warming house and the cauldron. You would be able to cook a lot of soup or stew in the cauldron.!
I also liked the old range. I remember visiting my maternal grandfather's house and spending time in the kitchen by the range. It looked fairly similar to this one. I can also remember granddad using black-lead to clean the range. I was very pleased when he didn't ask me to help, it seemed a very mucky job to do
We enjoyed our visit and after tea and cakes we drove home to London. We really enjoyed our weekend away.