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Harbour Office

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

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Latitude: 50.7123 / 50°42'44"N

Longitude: -1.9894 / 1°59'21"W

OS Eastings: 400841

OS Northings: 90300

OS Grid: SZ008903

Mapcode National: GBR XQ0.6Z

Mapcode Global: FRA 67Q6.8RH

Plus Code: 9C2WP266+W6

Entry Name: Harbour Office

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225363

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412628

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


958-1/17/189 (North side)
14/06/54 Harbour Office


Harbour office. 1822. Stucco with limestone dressings, slate
roof. Mid Georgian style. Single-depth plan.
2 storeys; 4-window range. A ground-floor stone-flagged open
arcade of 4 Tuscan columns to an entablature and cornice
carries the upper storey with a modillion cornice returning at
the ends and parapet; left-hand doorway and blind,
ground-floor windows with painted 8/8-pane sashes; first-floor
6/6-pane sashes, and a central sundial inscribed S.WESTON ESQ.
MAYOR 1814.
Right-hand return gable has a central doorway with pilasters
and pediment, a 3-window range with a central sash, blind each
side, and a stone plaque above with architrave containing a
painted half figure inscribed BENHAMIN SKUTT, MAYOR/AN 1727/JN
INTERIOR: a single first-floor room, restored mid C20.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the original building was built 1727, and the
plaque and sundial reused from it. The parapet was formerly
raised to the centre with a wide panel. A notable and
significant example of a harbour office in its original
historic context, and built at the end of Poole's height of
trading prosperity.
(RCHME: County of Dorset (South East): London: 1970-: 204;
Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Newman J: Dorset: London:
1972-: 320; Hillier J: A Portfolio of Old Poole: Poole:

Listing NGR: SZ0084190300

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