|Killerton House and
the Estate have
been in the Acland family ownership since the 17th Century. The house
was built for the 7th Baronet, Sir Thomas Acland during the
1770's, by architect John Johnson. Several alterations and
additions to the property have occured through the following
centuries until the house was given by the family to the National Trust in 1944. The House
has had several different
during the 20th century and unfortunately these changes of ownership
have been the cause for much of the original engineering services being
|From observing the
of the few radiators that have survived the house alterations, it is
to date the installation of the original wet heating system to
Sited in the first floor corridor are several beautifully decorated
ornamental sectional radiators made by the American Radiator
Co. (this Company later became the National Radiator Co and finally
Ideal Boilers & Radiators).
These ornamental radiators are of great rarity and only one other
instance of a
similar type decorative radiator has been found.
National Two Column Radiator
The Laundry had a typical Victorian heated drying room which was warmed
by low level cast iron pipe coils fed from a small independant hot water boiler.
Ideal Domestic Boiler Portway Stove with Iron Warmersby E Dustin & Son Totnes
The only remaining remnant of the original
DC electrical installation in the House is
this wall mounted control and indicator panel.