To Keep the Dogs Downstairs, seen at Slyfield
Here is an interesting photograph of a pair of "dog gates" which may be
seen at Slyfield Manor, near Leatherhead, in Surrey.
Slyfield Manor, Leatherhead, Surrey.
These gates were very common in country houses in the days of Queen
Elizabeth, but there are not many to be seen to-day. Dogs know how to
behave now, and there is no need for them.
As their name implies, the gates were used to keep the dogs of the house
from wandering upstairs into bedrooms and other places where they had no
But many people like to hear their dogs scratching at the door in the
The gates shown in our photograph are in excellent condition. They were
photographed by Mr. S. H. Wrightson, of Aldershot.