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A scalding house was the office in a medieval household responsible for scalding the carcasses of animals, as well as utensils. It was also the room in which this activity took place. It was headed by a scalder. The office was subordinated to the kitchen, and existed as a separate office only in larger households. It was closely connected with other offices of the kitchen, such as the saucery and the scullery.[1]

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  1. ^ Woolgar, C. M. (1999). The Great Household in Late Medieval England. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. p. 144. ISBN 0-300-07687-8.