The basement of 10, Brunswick Square wasn’t rediscovered until the late 1980s, some years after curator Nick Tyson took on the Regency Town House at Number 13. Number 10’s basement had lain derelict for 26 years, and when the opportunity came up to acquire it - with thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding and the generosity of the public - it was taken up fast.
The basement had been virtually untouched since Regency times. It retained much of its original layout and features, including a housekeeper’s room, wine cellar, butler’s pantry, servants’ hall, walk-in meat safe (complete with its meat hooks), and vaulted coal stores – a priceless below-stairs insight into life in a Regency town house... [read more]
Photos by Rebecca Cunningham