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THE GENERALS ROOM

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE GENERALS ROOM

List entry Number: 1146275

Location

THE GENERALS ROOM

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Tollard Royal

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-Jul-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 320419

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

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 (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; Unpublished notes of Mr.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).

Listing NGR: ST9422416931

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N , The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1975)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 46 Wiltshire,

National Grid Reference: ST 94224 16931

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