The dairy at Home Farm, Foxwarren Park. Designed by Charles Buxton with the assistance of Frederick Barnes. c.1860. Near Cobham, Surrey. Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. 2008. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

Trevor Yorke explains that the dairy on the country estate could be particularly ornamental because the lady of the house might herself have superintended the production of milk and dairy products &mdash though this seems unlikely in the case of a separate dairy some distance from the main house. At any rate, this one looks neat and well-ventilated, and has its own simple storehouse or service area (for washing pans etc) adjacent to it (see Yorke 136-38).

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Yorke, Trevor. The Country House Explained. Newbury: Countryside, 2003.

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