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Butler / Belfast Sinks

For over four centuries the classic Butler sink has been an iconic part of kitchen design. Initially created for use in the butler’s pantry, the sink rapidly grew in popularity as production methods improved, and people became aware of its versatility. The introduction of sanitation officers in many UK cities meant that various nuances sprang up in the shape of the design. In London, where water was sparse, the sink was designed without weir overflow.
 
Today the Belfast sink can be seen in every kind of kitchen design, in period properties and the most modern of apartments. The Belfast sink is a variant of the Butler sink, the original solid fireclay rectangular sink, installed by the Victorians for their domestic staff. The Belfast is identical to the Butler except for the addition of an overflow weir. One story is that the Belfast sink was originally made for Irish export. In Ireland there was no restriction on water supply and the overflow offered protection against accidental flooding.

 

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  • Shaws Butler 1000 Single Bowl Ceramic Kitchen Sink

    Shaws Butler 1000 Single Bowl Ceramic Kitchen Sink

    £569.99 £699.95

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    £427.96 £455.99

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    £511.87 £551.99

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    £524.99 £629.99

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    Shaws Shaker 900 Kitchen Sink

    £549.95 £647.99

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    £410.40 £431.99

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    Shaws Shaker 1000 Kitchen Sink

    £652.68 £799.99

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    Shaws Bowland 600 Kitchen Sink

    £499.99 £599.99

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    £628.21 £683.99

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    Shaws Pennine Kitchen Sink

    £370.00 £443.99

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    Shaws Ribchester 800 Kitchen Sink

    £700.00 £784.99

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    Chambord Henri I White Ceramic Kitchen Sink

    £699.98 £869.99

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    Shaws Edgworth Kitchen Sink

    £799.99 £959.99

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    Shaws Ribblesdale Kitchen Sink

    £533.95

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    Shaws Entwistle Kitchen Sink

    £554.99 £665.99

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    Shaws Longridge Kitchen Sink

    £639.98 £767.99

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    Chambord Henri II 1.0 Bowl Taupe Belfast Kitchen Sink

    £579.95 £1,399.99

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    Chambord Henri II 1.0 Bowl Copper Belfast Sink

    £799.99 £1,399.99

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    Shaws Bowland 800 Kitchen Sink

    £799.99 £959.99

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  • Shaws Ribchester 1000 Kitchen Sink

    Shaws Ribchester 1000 Kitchen Sink

    £940.96 £1,000.00

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  • Chambord Henri II 'Le Grand' Black Ceramic Kitchen Sink

    Chambord Henri II 'Le Grand' Black Ceramic Kitchen Sink

    £654.95 £985.00

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  • Shaws Egerton Kitchen Sink

    Shaws Egerton Kitchen Sink

    £833.53 £875.99

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The Butler sink was typically shallower than a Belfast sink. The deeper Belfast would have been used for washing large items. Since they took time to fill, perhaps a large overflow was seen a useful precaution against inattentive scullery maids?
 
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