Fixtures and fittings
SycamoreOrder this image
Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire (Accredited Museum)
Painted parlour floor - recent stained, sycamore floor. The floor is comprised of 23 rows of sycamore boards, c230mm wide and up to 2m in length. These are 1980s replacements to the original sycamore boards which had suffered severe beetle infestation.
Modern sycamore flooring, part of the restoration works completed by the National Trust in the early 1980's, original flooring was completely damaged by deathwatch beetle