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The Octagonal Room
Sharpham House's Octagonal Room, so called because of its shape, is found on the first floor.
The octagonal shape, being a combination of a square and a circle, was always thought to have magical qualities and it echoes the entrance hall downstairs.
It is one of the five rooms that are licensed for a marriage ceremony and it will accommodate up to 60 people.
The room measures 25’ x 25’ and originally would have been the main reception room for guests.
Today it is suitable for lectures, meetings, music and poetry.
Some historical points to note about the Octagonal Room:
- The decor was more restrained until the Victorians embellished it with fancy work in the 19th century
- The Brussels tapestry chairs are circa 1800
- The fireplace scuplture is a simple but fine rural scene by the sculptor Chear.