This is the ground floor of the wing built by George Lynn in the early 18th century, at the same time as the staircase we see beyond. The Parlour (literally, the "Talking Room") has a  more informal, homely feel, compared with the Main Hall; this was more suitable for larger gatherings, receptions and music. The bay window with the Strawberry Hill Gothic front was probably built by his son – the last George Lynn at Southwick, who died in a duel and left no heirs.
Typical early Georgian features are the panelling, scrolled bracket above the window and the china niche. The fireplace is Regency.

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