This is the top stair leading to the second floor. This floor would have been occupied by the servants or housekeeper in Victorian times. The stairs turn 180 degrees and are quite steep and fairly narrow. The stairs are actually hidden behind a door on the first floor landing which often takes visitors by surprise. The staircase window is internal and catches light from the large window on the main staircase. The stained glass border matches the vestibule and main stair windows. It has original etched glass on the upper pane. The lower pane has obviously been broken a long time ago and has been replaced by etched glass of a different design.

This is the view down the stairs towards the internal window. The wallpaper you see has a small floral design and we know that this was here when John Hodge moved into the house in 1922.

This time the view is up the stair. The stairs have a narrow linoleum runner which has clearly been here for some time and has some pieces missing.

Although the wallpaper is 80+ years old, it is stripped off. It was quite dirty, stained and damaged in some places. The linoleum is also removed. The stair still has brass eyes and we found the brass stair rods in a cupboard. We have almost a complete set.

This is the top of the stair. The woodwork has been painted and grained. The doors were stripped and have been waxed.

This is the view down the stairs towards the internal window after decorating and a carpet. The Wemyss cat is called "Grizzly".

The enlaged image of the window shows the different pattern on the two pieces of etched glass. The top one is original and the lower one is the result of an old repair.