Ceremonial Stairs & Hallway

The grand ceremonial staircase leads from the entrance through to the hallway.
 The stained glass windows at the top of the 
staircase were designed by John Gregory Crace and were made 
in 1880-1881. Whilst the interiors of the Hall were destroyed 
during the Second World War, the stained glass survived because
 it was removed for its protection. It was incorporated into the 
design for the new post-war Hall on the ceremonial stairs and in
 the Livery Hall. The staircase leads up to the hallway which can 
be used as an area for pre-dinner drinks for smaller events; it is 
also an ideal space to receive guests. The hallway is hung with portraits of past Mercer members including Richard "Dick" Whittington and Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts movement.