20 Market Street

19 Aug 1999
20 Market Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NF
Photograph (Digital)


This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SZ0090NE MARKET STREET 958-1/15/99 (North West side) 14/06/54 No.20


House, now office. Mid C18. Header bond front and Flemish bond rear brickwork, with stone dressings, brick gable stacks and a tiled roof. Mid Georgian style. Double-depth plan. 3 storeys and basement; 5-window range. Double-fronted with a second-floor band, modillion cornice, returned at the end, and parapet. Doorcase with pilasters to a pulvinated frieze and pediment, with panelled reveals and a 10-panel door; gauged brick flat arches with split keys to 6/6-pane ground- and first-floor and 3/3-pane second-floor sashes with exposed frames. Original outer downpipes and lead hoppers. Cambered heads to 4 basement openings. Parapeted rear has a 3-window range with a segmental-arched doorway with console brackets to a pediment canopy and half-glazed door, Venetian windows each side and to the stair above with architraves, 6/6-pane sashs, with thick glazing bars to the central one and plate-glass to the left-hand one, round-arched windows to first and second floors have architraves with imposts and 6/6-pane sashes. INTERIOR: a flagged hall divided by a round arch on fluted pilasters, a fine central rear dogleg stair with alternate plain and twisted column-on-vase balusters and a carved, scrolled rail, possibly by the same craftsman responsible for Sir Peter Thompson's House (qv) and West End House (qv); egg and dart cornicing, original panelling and marble fireplaces on the first floor. Rear half-glazed doorways with intersecting glazing bars. Connected internally to No.18 (qv).

A fine C18 town house with some good internal details, one of the finest of a series which mark Poole's greatest period of prosperity. (RCHME: County of Dorset (South East): London: 1970-: 230).

Listing NGR: SZ0094890529


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1537 IOE Records taken by Jo Parsons; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs Jo Parsons. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Parsons, Jo

Rights Holder: Parsons, Jo


Brick, Stone, Tile, Georgian Town House, Domestic, House, Dwelling, Office, Unassigned, Building

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