Having made our way up the Grand staircase we reach the upper floors of this wonderful building. These rooms would have been used as bedrooms or dorms by the young ladies who were educated here.
As the picture above depicts, these rooms are showing signs of heavy decay, plaster from holes in the wall and ceiling litters the floor, a radiator leans against the wall presumably after removal of the copper piping. Holes in the ceiling expose the wattle under the plaster and gives clues to the conditions underfoot.
Any good exploration of a girls school HAS to include the bathroom. Unfortunately there was a lack of privileged young ladies bathing during my visit but the opulence the enjoyed is there for all to see.
I was particularly struck by the inspiring message adorning the tiles, one can only hope this was not written by a pupil.