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The Generals Room, Farnham

Description: The Generals Room

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 320419

OS Grid Reference: ST9422416931
OS Grid Coordinates: 394224, 116931
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9518, -2.0836

Location: Tollard Royal, Wiltshire SP5 5PY

Locality: Farnham
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 5PY

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Listing Text

(west side)

8/193 The General's Room


Ornamental Indian pavilion. Rebuilt on present site c1880.
Timber-framed with lathe and plaster panels, asphalt hipped roof.
Single-storey, raised above ground level, 3 finely carved window
surrounds, smaller casements flanking larger with elaborately
carved wooden canopies. Deep eaves to roof on heavily carved
brackets. Rear has planked door up steps, returns are windowless.
Interior not accessible at time of survey (April 1985), but walls
lined with carved wooden panels. Known as the General's Room, one
of a group of Indian buildings acquired by General Pitt-Rivers and
erected in his pleasure grounds to illustrate an unfamiliar culture
to the public who were encouraged to visit the Larmer Grounds
during the last two decades of the C19. One of only two such
buildings to have survived intact. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of
England, Wiltshire, 1975; Unpublished notes of Mr. M. Pitt-Rivers).

Listing NGR: ST9422416931

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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