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Latitude: 50.9518 / 50°57'6"N
Longitude: -2.0836 / 2°5'0"W
OS Eastings: 394224
OS Northings: 116932
OS Grid: ST942169
Mapcode National: GBR 2ZR.81F
Mapcode Global: FRA 66JL.G2R
Entry Name: The Generals Room
Listing Date: 27 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1146275
English Heritage Legacy ID: 320419
Location: Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, SP5
Civil Parish: Tollard Royal
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Tollard Royal St Peter ad Vincula
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
ST 91 NW TOLLARD ROYAL LARMER GROUNDS
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England, Wiltshire, 1975; Unpublished notes of Mr.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
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