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Richard Jackson
 #1 
What did the Victorians use those small rooms inside the turrets for?
Did they have turrets for a functional reason or were they mainly decorative?
Do they have stairs or ladders?
I'd think a stairway would take up most of the space inside a turret so a ladder would be better, unless you made a large turret.
I was thinking a turret would be good for putting a telescope at the top,
and the lower rooms could be used for reading, etc.

Rena
 #2 


The turrets I have seen have seats in them -- either built-in, hugging the windows, or separate chairs, as a place to relax.  I saw a picture of one with a table taking up most of the space and built-in seats.  Sometimes towers or turrets were areas to cultivate indoor gardens, complete with vines.  I haven't seen one with stairs; usually the turret area is a bumped-out extension of a room. 

 

Rena
 #3 

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turret for when they would have stairs.
Renee
 #4 
Below are the common rooms where turrets are usually found. Also listed are some possible reasons for turrets.
Library turrets: reading nooks
Music room turrets: good place to put the piano or harp
Dining room turrets: room to expand dining table during holidays
Bedroom turrets: Extend the bedroom. Victorians sometimes "took to bed" for weeks and it gave them extra space to move about their room if they were ever quarentined while sick.
LadyD
 #5 

Scary monsters and all those skeletons that inevitably overflow from the figurative closet!

Donita
 #6 

Our 112 year old George Barber turret room connects with the 3rd floor ball room and has a built in bench on 7 sides.  The men would open the round windows and smoke and play cards in this room.  (According to past owners stories anyway) I have a deck of cards in this room in case Mr. Beck and his buddies are still around................ We also have a skeleton in the cedar  third floor closet.  Is it nearing Halloween ?      

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