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a formal room where visitors can be received and entertained

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on the right hand of the vestibule you find a handsome withdrawing room for the mistress of the house to entertain company in, with a private door to the staircase for her servants to bring any thing (without exposing it to people who may be waiting in the vestibule).
Park where instructed, cross the road with care and you pass an open conservatory which is used as a smokatorium and go into a buzzy inn with a snug, a bar, a withdrawing room with dining tables, a further dining room and a brace of what they call 'toilets' - there are two more of these outside, although the men's WC has a lock which fails to work.
The author is on firmer ground when suggesting that this tower was an impressive viewing platform overlooking the town and the deer park with the inner drum tower as a withdrawing room or 'executive box'.