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© Mr Peter Letcher LRPS

IoE Number: 320419
Photographer: Mr Peter Letcher LRPS
Date Photographed: 14 June 2004
Date listed: 27 July 1985
Date of last amendment: 27 July 1985
Grade II

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ST 91 NWTOLLARD ROYALLARMER GROUNDS(west side)8/193The General's Room

ST 91 NW TOLLARD ROYAL LARMER GROUNDS (west side) 8/193 The General's Room GV II 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 (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; Unpublished notes of Mr.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).

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