History of the Victorian Kitchen
Bowhill House was built in 1812. However, the Victorian Kitchen was a later addition, built in around 1832 at the same time as the stables and courtyard area. The Victorian Kitchen was used from the 1830s until the 1930s when sadly it was destroyed by fire. At that time, the kitchen was moved to the main House itself and the old Victorian Kitchen fell into disrepair. However, in the 1970’s the 9th Duchess of Buccleuch decided to restore it to its former glory. She researched its history from past members of staff and their family members who had worked there and the result is what you see today.