I have found an original, very small loft room in my small Edwardian Terrace. How was it originally used?

There are no staircases up to the loft access, but once we got up there, we found a skylight and door frame offering access to the rest of the loft space. The fact that there is no staircase up there is intriguing. Does anyone else have a similar room? Any ideas what they were originally used for, and how our... show more There are no staircases up to the loft access, but once we got up there, we found a skylight and door frame offering access to the rest of the loft space. The fact that there is no staircase up there is intriguing. Does anyone else have a similar room? Any ideas what they were originally used for, and how our Edwardian ancestors got up there?!
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