1) Although a kitchen was usually a room or part of a house where food was prepared, it may sometimes have been a separate building, perhaps similar to an ‘oven-house’.

1481 ‘the lessee ... to make new at his own cost a house called the kitchen and another house called the stable within the appurtenances of the messuage’, Southowram

1618 all the dwelling roumes conteining three bayes

half a bay of the barne ... a little house called the kitchen, Handsworth Woodhouse.

dates 1481 1618

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