THE "YELLOW ROOM BEDCHAMBER"

                                             

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THE 1763 INVENTORY OF BENJAMIN TASKER'S GOODS INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF " A FEATHER BED AND FURNITURE" AND CHAIRS COVERED IN YELLOW MOREEN, WHICH IS AN EXPENSIVE WOOL AND COTTON FABRIC AND WAS OFTEN EMBOSSED. IN THAT DOCUMENT, THIS IS ACTUALLY REFERRED TO AS " THE YELLOW ROOM"

THE ROOM WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE MORE PROMINENT BEDCHAMBERS BECAUSE IT FACES THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE MANSION AND LOOKS DOWN OVER THE TERRACED GARDENS.  VISIBLE FROM THE WINDOWS, IN THE LOWER RIGHT OF THE GARDEN, IS THE OGLE FAMILY CEMETERY WHICH HAS FIVE (5)19TH CENTURY GRAVES WITHIN ITS WALL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BENJAMIN OGLE II, WIFE OF ANNA MARIA COOKE OGLE BUT, THE HEAD STONE OF BENJAMIN OGLE II HAS LONG AGO DISAPPEARED.

The above information comes with permission and courtesy of the Curator and Staff of Belair Mansion.

Photographs taken by me.