The Great North Bedchamber was the state bedroom – only for show. Also hung with crimson Norwich damask it housed a grand bed decorated with ostrich feathers. The finely carved fireplace is of Portland stone.
This room had suffered badly from damp and rot and elements of the outside wall and bays have been renewed. We discovered that Lady Waldegrave had moved the door of the closet to form a new door to the wall on the left of the fire-place. Ghosting of the closet door was revealed when the later wallpaper was removed and it matched the ‘new’ door precisely. So it has now been restored to its original position. This room now more nearly resembles its appearance in the Carter drawing – we are seeking a state bed for this room.