Posted by Ed Kiser on August 10, 2007 at 18:02:07 from 184.108.40.206 user Kisered.
In Reply to: Re: Beckfoot-number of stairwells/ house building style posted by Owen Roberts on August 10, 2007 at 16:44:16:
"...on the first floor and sashes on the ground..."
We seem to have some slight misunderstanding between language differences. When I say, speaking 'Merican, the "first floor", I am referring to the one that can be entered from the yard, on the same level as the ground. The floor above that is called the "Second Floor." Now it appears there are those that come in from the yard and enter the "Ground Floor" and refer to the one above it as the "first floor", thus giving some confusion when "First floor" is used as to just which dialect is being referenced.
Still speaking "'Merican" on what I call the first floor (ground floor to you others) is CF's study, the drawing-room, and across from the drawing-room is the dining-room. Above that, on what I call the "Second floor" ("First floor" to y'all who also claim to speak English) is Nancy's bedroom at the back, and the Guest room with the GA in it in the FRONT, directly above the study. Also on the second floor, across the hall from the guest room is CF's bedroom, used one night by Dick in PM.
Dot was back in the trees, looking across the garden area where the sundial is, looking at the windows. From her point of view, top right is Nancy's room, top left if the GA's bedroom (at the FRONT Of the house). To her bottom right view is the drawing-room, with the study being at her bottom left, directly under the GA's bedroom. So she was able to see the light when lit in the GA's bedroom.
It has been claimed in this give-n-take topic that the guest room was at the rear. I do not see any justification for that conclusion.
But if we all agreed, that would take all the fun out of this exchange.
Ed Kiser, Kentucky
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