Tyntesfield in Somerset ia a large Victorian Country House acquired by the National Trust a few years ago. The owner had no heirs and the place, with contents, was taken on by the trust. These bells are in the basement where the staff worked. The bells are all connected to the various rooms by wires. The members of the family just pulled a handle in the room and the bell for that room rang downstairs for the butler to attend them. These are only some of the bells. Imagine the chaos if there were guests staying at the house ! Tyntesfield is a fine example of a Victorian Estate with gardens, woodland, it's own chapel and a farm. Without the National Trust many of these country houses would fall in to disrepair due to the escalating costs of their upkeep.
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