Plaid Bedchamber
In the Plaid Bedchamber is the portrait of Henry Walpole the Jesuit, who was executed for attempting to poison Queen Elizabeth
Horace Walpole’s Description 1784

Plaid Bedchamber

With the Dressing Room, the Plaid Bedchamber existed before the adjoining major bedroom as part of Walpole’s Great Tower. It is unlikely that is was ever used as a bedroom itself but the name may have derived from a room in another Walpole family house.

The small room is dominated by the two large quatrefoil windows which give important views into the major areas of the garden.

During the course of restoration of this structurally badly damaged space a fragment of early wallpaper was discovered. This has been block printed as a reproduction, the orthogonal design and pin-prick decoration suggesting crazed tiles.

Plaid Bedchamber