Harbour Office

9 Sep 1999
Harbour Office, The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ
Photograph (Digital)


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


SZ0090SE THE QUAY 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 AUBREY FECIT. 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: 1983-).

Listing NGR: SZ0084190300


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


Limestone, Slate, Stucco, Stuart Date Stone, Georgian Commemorative, Commemorative Stone, Commemorative Monument, Building, Unassigned, Sundial, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Garden Ornament, Maritime Office, Maritime

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