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Lower Indian Room

A Grade II Listed Building in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9522 / 50°57'7"N

Longitude: -2.083 / 2°4'58"W

OS Eastings: 394265

OS Northings: 116976

OS Grid: ST942169

Mapcode National: GBR 2ZR.85N

Mapcode Global: FRA 66JL.GB8

Plus Code: 9C2VXW28+VQ

Entry Name: Lower Indian Room

Listing Date: 27 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251172

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320420

Location: Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, SP5

County: Wiltshire

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

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Description

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Wiltshire, 1975; Unpublished notes of Mr.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).


Listing NGR: ST9426516976

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