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CANTILEVER STAIRS HAVE NEVER JUST BEEN RESERVED FOR GRAND DESIGNS

Cantilever stone staircases have been used in all sorts of buildings for more than 350 years. Russell Taylor cites Inigo Jones' tulip staircase in Queen's House at Greenwich (1629-35) as the first British example, 1 and William Talman's 2.16m-wide stairs at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire (circa 1699) as the widest ever.

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