20 Market Street

Date:
19 Aug 1999
Location:
20 Market Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NF
Reference:
IOE01/02211/04
Type:
Photograph (Digital)

Description

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

POOLE

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

GV II*

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

Content

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

Rights

© 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

Keywords

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

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