1931 – Tragariff House, Bantry, Co. Cork

Architect: Briant A. Poulter



The home of Sir Cosmo Haskard who was Governor of the Falkland Islands in the 1960s and instrumental in the island remaining under British control when the government of the day was open to turning the islands over to Argentina. The house was built by his father Lt. Col. Haskard, who lectured at Staff College, Camberley in Surrey.

Designed by Surrey based architect Briant Alfred Poulter. Poulter was articled to William Ravenscroft (1848-1943) in 1899 to 1903. He then worked as an assistant to Cyril B. Tubbs and Arthur A. Messer of Tubbs & Messer in 1903, and to Edward P. Warren in 1904-05. From 1905 he was in partnership with his brother, Harry Reginald Poulter (1879-c.1966) as H.R. & B.A. Poulter in Camberley, Surrey, and later with Percy Richard Morley Horder (1870-1944) as Morley Horder & Poulter from 1919 to 1925. The H.R. & B.A. Poulter partnership designed a number of private residences in the Camberley area. They also designed the Camberley Heath golf clubhouse; St Andrews Church in Frimley; and the Territorial Drill Hall in Aldershot. Illustrations published in Academy Architecture 1931.