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Main Stair Way of the Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle
View of the stairway from the front entrance

As soon as you enter to the main building, you will find the main stair way to the upper floor. That is a masterpiece of wooden art. Stair way is stated as a single path, then divided to two sides and connects with the upper floor. This stairway is paneled with teak imported from Burma. If you observe very closely you can identify many fine woodcarving patterns on it.

Richmond Castle stair way Wood Carving
Stair Way Wood Carving

Richmond Castle stair way Wood Carving

Richmond Castle stair way Wood Carving

Richmond Castle stair way Wood Carving
Stair Way Wood Carving - View from bottom

Richmond Castle stair way Wood Carving
Stair Way view from the upper floor

Richmond Castle stair way Wood Carving


Meda Midula ( inner garden) of the Richmond Castle

As you can see many old "Wallawwa" style houses in Sri Lanka, Richmond Castle also has an inner garden or a "Meda Midula". It's decorated with a pond at the middle.

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle


The main hall of the Richmond Castle ( Meeting and Dancing floor)

Richmond Castle
The main hall of the Richmond Castle

The main hall is used as a meeting room and dancing hall. In those days this place is frequently gathered by wealthy and influential locals and British officers. The viewing balcony is located above this hall. There was separate circular iron stairway to the balcony from the ground floor. The Mudlier used this place to watch the dancing and performances happening in the main floor.

Main hall of the Richmond Castle
Roof, pillars and the wood carvings

Main hall of the Richmond Castle
Roof, pillars and the wood carvings

Main hall of the Richmond Castle

Main hall of the Richmond Castle


How the inner walls are made with ?

Richmond Castle

The inner walls were made to be sound proof. They are made with wooden lattice frames and plastering was done in both sides and making the middle hallow.

Richmond Castle
Bath Room Tiles

Don't forget to visit the image room, where you can see many pictures related to the life event of the builder of this house. This room was used as his office room at that time.

Richmond Castle
Picture gallery

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