The Great Parlour
The Great Parlour at the western end of the gallery is remarkable for the elaborate plaster ceiling. This ceiling bears at one end the initial R E F (Richard and Elizabeth Fiennes) and at the other end the date 1599.
The doors and wainscoting date from the early 1850s before the restoration of George Gilbert Scott.
The wallpaper which imitates stamped, gilded and silvered leather probably dates from the same period.
See this interesting photograph of the Great Parlour in the 1890's when it was probably used as a ballroom. My father remembers slding around in here on kneelers as a child in the 1920's playing a form of indoor polo.
Image of ceiling from Broughton Castle guide book (Photographs © the estate of Mark Fiennes, and Andrew Lawson).