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Is the pantry wall load bearing?

I need to completely re-do a kitchen in a 50's 2 bed semi-detached house we have bought, ex-council. The kitchen is tiny so in my opinion a pantry just doesn't make any sense there.
Small corner pantry (ca. 1mx1m), next to external wall, staircase/landing above. On the elongation of the wall to be knocked down there is solid bedroom wall upstairs. Is it likely to be a load bearing wall?
Have had 2 builders to have a look at and their opinions are different. I'm looking for a structural engineer, but it is not easy to find one for a reasonable price so it takes time. I'd would be grateful for your opinions.

Ymadameschizofrenia 27th Jun, 2013 Restoration & Refurbishment
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you will definitely need a reputable builder/engineer to look at this as it may well be supporting staircase/landing perhaps you should post a job for this one as there will be a solution to the problem

Apache Technical Services 29th Jun, 2013
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