There were 24 bedrooms during the Egerton family
ownership of Tatton, including six guest or principal suites and
those in the family wing.
The furnishings of all bedrooms in the mansion were supplied by
Gillows of Lancaster in 1811 and 1812, with variations of wood and
style. It is particularly interesting that many of the
original contents remain in the house today.
The suites were known by the prevalent type or colour of the
original drapery – Blue, Morine, Chintz, Silk, Amber and
Lemon. All except for the Lemon Bedroom had adjoining
Even when they were redecorated after 1910 and the carpets and
curtains removed and colour schemes altered, the bedrooms retained
their original names.
In the Silk and Lemon Bedrooms much of the original
furniture can still be seen, laid out as it was when first
Many distinguished visitors have stayed at Tatton Park,
including their Royal Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of Wales
in 1887, the Shah of Persia and the Crown Prince of Siam in the
The Prince and Princess of Wales were assigned the principal
guest suites overlooking the south-facing gardens during their
visit to open Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Exhibition in