LOWER INDIAN ROOM

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1251172
Date first listed:
27-Jul-1985
Statutory Address:
LOWER INDIAN ROOM

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Location

Statutory Address:
LOWER INDIAN ROOM

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

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Tollard Royal
National Grid Reference:
ST 94265 16976

Details

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 (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; Unpublished notes of Mr.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

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
320420
Legacy System:
LBS

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,

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 14 Jun 2004
Reference: IOE01/11359/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Letcher. Source Historic England Archive
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