the ceiling is taken from a round window in old St Paul’s.
Horace Walpole’s Description 1784

The Round Room

The only vista in the castle is the view from the Round Room back into the length of the Gallery – and spectacular it is. In the course of the restoration the Round Room has also been re-hung, this time with crimson silk and the spectacular scagliola fire-place cleaned, repaired and re-gilded by City & Guilds Students and expert conservator Chris Wells. The design of this is inspired by the tomb of Edward the Confessor at Westminster Abbey described by Walpole as ‘improved by Mr Adam’.

The windows were commissioned by Lady Waldegrave in replacement for Horace Walpole’s arrangement parts of which may now be seen in the White Tower of the Tower of London.