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Poole House

A Grade II Listed Building in Poole, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole

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Latitude: 50.7132 / 50°42'47"N

Longitude: -1.99 / 1°59'23"W

OS Eastings: 400803

OS Northings: 90391

OS Grid: SZ008903

Mapcode National: GBR XPX.FH

Mapcode Global: FRA 67Q6.8JK

Plus Code: 9C2WP276+72

Entry Name: Poole House

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225294

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412617

Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH15

County: Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole

Electoral Ward/Division: Poole Town

Built-Up Area: Poole

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Poole St James with St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


958-1/17/177 (South West side)
14/06/54 No.13
Poole House


House. c1730, back rebuilt and altered mid C19, front wall
rebuilt and restored 1965-6. Header bond brickwork to front
and English bond to the sides, with stucco and stone
dressings, brick gable stacks and a tiled roof. Early Georgian
style. Double-depth plan.
2 storeys and attic; 3-bay range. Double-fronted and
articulated by banded pilaster strips; ground-floor cill band,
modillion cornice and parapet with a central balustrade
section and 4 fine urns. Doorway has fluted Ionic pilasters to
a pulvinated frieze and modillion pediment, panelled reveals
and a radiating fanlight over a 6-panel door. Eared and keyed
stone architraves with first-floor cill blocks, round-arched
central window with Gibbsian blocked architrave, to 6/6-pane
sashes. 3 mid C20 hipped dormers. Left-hand return has single
bay of matching windows. The roof raised and extended to the
rear mid C19, the stacks marking the original ridge.
INTERIOR: building altered in 1960s and converted to 2 units
in 1989. None of the features recorded in RCHME have survived.
HISTORICAL NOTE: probably built by the Weston family. One of
the earliest houses built with the C18 prosperity from the
Newfoundland trade. The emphasis on the middle bay is a
characteristic of provincial Baroque, and the facade has
strong similarities with No.2 St James's Close (qv).
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Newman J: Dorset: London:
1972-: 323; RCHME: County of Dorset (South East): London:
1970-: 234).

Listing NGR: SZ0080390391

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