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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.