sleaford maltings | between a rock and a hard place

The staircase was one of the most decorated and imposing Id ever seen.

It disappeared up into the decorated ceiling. There were two holes which probably supported two pendant lamps whilst the drive belt from the steam engine was taken through the centre square hole to connect to the flywheel above us.

Detail of the cast iron staircase. © Simon Cornwell 2009

Detail of ceiling. © Simon Cornwell 2009