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© Mr Peter Letcher LRPS

IoE Number: 320420
Location: LOWER INDIAN ROOM, (north side)
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(north side)8/194Lower Indian Room

ST 91 NW TOLLARD ROYAL LARMER GROUNDS (north side) 8/194 Lower Indian Room GV II 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 (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; Unpublished notes of Mr.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).

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