Music Room

The Music Room was one of the three major rooms included in the Wyatt extensions (c.1812).   In 1938, the Country Life magazine described this room as follows:


“Behind the library, and with the windows facing west, is the music room, retaining Wyatt’s decoration untouched – grey walls, delicate gilded ornament, and grisaille paintings of musical trophies.  The curve of the segmental ceiling is echoed in a wide recess, provided for an organ, on the side opposite the fireplace.”


The magazine’s photographs show the Music Room with its elegant Regency decoration and beautiful coved ceiling, with its grisaille paintings of musical instruments.  In a journal (1963) of the West Yorkshire Society of Architects, the reader is told that:


“The third room in this suite was designed as a Music Room and appears to have been a coldly elegant composition.  The painted ceiling has gone because of dry rot in the timbers above and so has the organ case in the alcove, but there is still a suggestion of its former elegance in the great window and mahogany doors.”


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Photographs by Tony Rigby, January 2015.