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Cork Harbour Commissioner's Offices, Custom House Street, Cork City, Cork City
20506372
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Reg. No.20506372
Date1810 - 1820
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCORK CITY
CountyCork City
Coordinates168151, 71927
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC HISTORICAL
RatingNational
Original Useoffice
In Use Asoffice
 
Description
Detached three-bay two-storey over basement Cork Harbour Commissioner's offices, built 1814-19, with limestone facade having full width pediment with carved limestone arms. Double-height windows set within blind panels and rusticated basement. Slate pitched roof to main front and plain parapet with limestone cornice. Designed by William Hargrave and extended 1906. Elements of the original interior have been retained, including a vaulted basement, remains of original 'long room' on first floor having fluted Corinthian columns and a 1906 board room with elaborate decorated ceiling.

Appraisal

Early nineteenth century purpose built offices by William Hargrave having much carved limestone detail. Significant architecturally with interior surviving, but also as a symbol of the importance of the harbour to the city. Still in original use as headquarters of the Harbour Commissioners.
 
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