Plain side rail, possibly elm, with one bolt hole at each end (bolts missing) and a rebated edge to which a canvas would once have been tacked (canvas missing but tacks present). There is an additional length of wood, possibly pine, with slat inserts attached to the rail, added when the bed was changed from a canvas mattress support to a slatted base. One end of the rail is incised 'I' and the other end 'II. This end has been badly damaged by woodworm and there are also fragments of canvas tape underneath the tacks.
Stamford collection; devised to the National Trust by Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford (1896-1976).
Marks and inscriptions
I; II (incised at each end of the rail)