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Lower Indian Room, Tollard Royal

Description: Lower Indian Room

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 320420

OS Grid Reference: ST9426516976
OS Grid Coordinates: 394265, 116976
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9522, -2.0830

Location: Tollard Royal, Wiltshire SP5 5PY

Locality: Tollard Royal
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 5PY

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Listing Text

(north side)

8/194 Lower Indian Room


Ornamental Indian pavilion. Rebuilt on present site c1880. Timber
framed with lathe and plaster panels, asphalt hipped roof. Two-
storey, open-fronted. Open front to ground floor with carved post
to left of centre, carved double doors either side with carved
wooden canopies. First floor has finely carved wooden frieze below
horizontal sliding glazed windows, shuttered window to left, glazed
fixed window to right, both in finely carved surrounds. Heavily
carved brackets to deep eaves of shallow-pitched roof. Rear has 2-
storey verandah on carved wooden posts, wooden steps to first floor
and to raised ground floor. One of a group of Indian buildings
erected by General Pitt-Rivers in the Larmer Grounds for
recreational purposes and to illustrate an unfamiliar culture to
the public who were invited to visit the gardens during the last
two decades of C19. One of only two remaining Indian buildings in
the Larmer Grounds. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England,
Wiltshire, 1975; Unpublished notes of Mr. M. Pitt-Rivers).

Listing NGR: ST9426516976

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Source: English Heritage

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