Description: Mr Aislabie's Kitchen Approximately 10 Metres South-East of the Octagon Tower
Date Listed: 11 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 331079
OS Grid Reference: SE2808368971
OS Grid Coordinates: 428083, 468971
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1159, -1.5719
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SE 2868 LINDRICK WITH STUDLEY STUDLEY PARK
ROYAL AND FOUNTAINS
9/75 Mr Aislabie's Kitchen
approximately 10 metres
south-east of the Octagon
Remains of covered cooking hearth. c1730. Probably by Robert Doe for John
Aislabie. Coursed limestone rubble and brick. Entrance was on the east
side, with a chimney opening on the west side. Arched roof survives, but
the facade has collapsed and the chimney opening is enlarged. Interior:
against the west end there is a brick fireplace, part whitewashed. The
structure is approximately 3 metres wide and 4 metres long. The original
form was probably a rustic cave covered in turf, similar in style to the
tunnel nearby (qv), and used in food preparation for elaborate picnics. It
was described by a contemporary as 'Mr Aislabie's kitchen', and 'a cave for
the provision of viands'. It was in fact a very early type of barbecue.
W T C Walker, personal communication.
Listing NGR: SE2808368971
Source: English Heritage
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