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Downton Abbey is a large house that requires a lot of upkeep and staff to run it. The staff of Downton Abbey work for the Crawley family.

Staff positions Edit

The following is a list of the staff of Downton Abbey, past and present.

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Servants in 1912

Estate manager (agent) Edit

Butler Edit

Underbutler Edit

Housekeeper Edit

Head Valet Edit

Valet Edit

Senior Lady's maid Edit

Lady's maid Edit

First footman Edit

Second footman Edit

Head housemaid Edit

Housemaid Edit

Head cook Edit

The cook is in sole charge of the kitchen and is in charge of her own servants. They would have a limited relationship with the other staff - the kitchen staff would even eat their meals apart from the rest of the servants. Part of the cooks role involved talking daily to the mistress of the house to discuss the menus. The cook was expected to prepare meals to schedule and would in turn expect the family to eat them on time. The cook would order all her supplies through the housekeeper. [1]

Assistant cook Edit

Kitchen maid Edit

The kitchen maid was the lowest of all the servants and rarely left the kitchen, even eating there rather than in the servants hall. They would be responsible for washing up and food preparation like peeling vegetables and preparing raw meat - often having to gut and skin it. They would also prepare the daily supply of cooking salt by rubbing a block of solid salt through a sieve and this was often made very painful due to the chapped and cracked hands they would have from washing up and cleaning the pans.[2]

Part of the kitchen or scullery maid's job was to be up before everyone else. She would light the fires throughout the house whilst the family were asleep and wake the other servants.[3][4]

Nanny Edit

Hall boys Edit

Unnamed Hallboys

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Groom Edit

Chauffeur Edit

Head Gardener Edit

Librarian Edit

References Edit

Further reading Edit

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