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Review: Beamish Open Air Museum

Attraction - Museum

Stanley, United Kingdom

Part 9 - The Dentist’s House and Surgery on Ravensworth Terrace

  • By SilverTraveller ESW

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  • August 2018
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The middle two houses on Ravenswoth Terrace belonged to the dentist. Dentist’s practised in their own homes and Number 3 is the surgery and Number 4 is the dentist’s home. Decoration is typical of the period with the bottom of the walls being covered with heavy duty anaglypta painted in dark colours, with patterned wall paper above. This also has the luxury of a bathroom and flushing toilet. This was very much state of teh art with decorative porcelain and embossed tiles.

The front room of Number three was the waiting room with the surgery and technician’s room for making dentures, on the first floor. It was a common practice to give daughters a set of false teeth as a 21st birthday present, to save the husband cost of dental treatment after marriage.

The dentist’s home next door is furnished in the Edwardian style and is much lighter and less cluttered than Music Teacher’s house.

The kitchen boasts a gas cooker as well as the cast iron range. This could be used in the summer months when it may have been too hot to use the range.

Upstairs one of the bedrooms is furnished as a nursery, complete with a wash stand.

This is one of a series of detailed reviews I have written about Beamish.

A full account with all my pictures can be read here.

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