The Moorish Staircase

The staircase based on 'Moorish' design, offers an exciting and innovative space. It was created by the architects Deane and Woodward to allow appropriate access to the Picture Gallery and also to provide another major staircase in the circulation of the awkwardly shaped building. It is a rising half-turn stairs around a square sky-lit well.  Charles William Harrison (1835-1903), the stone carver, is credited with the carved naturalistic foliage and small animal details that decorate the stairs.
The Moorish Stairs