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3, Castle Street

A Grade I Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1296 / 51°7'46"N

Longitude: -3.0019 / 3°0'6"W

OS Eastings: 329988

OS Northings: 137174

OS Grid: ST299371

Mapcode National: GBR M5.939F

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.XVDY

Entry Name: 3, Castle Street

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197356

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373834

Location: Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Bridgwater

Built-Up Area: Bridgwater

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


736-1/10/18 (South side)
24/03/50 No.3
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Nos.3 AND 5)


House now offices, one property with No.5 (qv) to the right.
Early C18. Probably by Benjamin Holloway. Flemish-bond red and
yellow brick, stone plinth capping, painted stone dressings,
C20 double Roman tile roof continuous with No.5.
3-unit plan. 3 storeys; 4-window range. Segmental arches to
the windows. C20 railings and steps up to the door to right of
centre, it has 6 raised and fielded panels, long panels to the
top, the smallest to the centre, under a C20 timber hood and
flanked by tapering Tuscan pilasters with blocking. Outer
windows to the upper floors have moulded architraves and
cills, 6/6-pane sashes with thick glazing bars and some crown
glass. Windows to the ground-floor left are similar but with
plate glass to the lower sashes. To the right of the door is
an early C19 shallow canted bay with an 8/1-pane sash window.
The windows to both floors above the door have painted
rusticated stone arches and jambs, the size of the stones
corresponding to the size of the bricks and similar to those
over the door of No.1 (qv) to the left.
INTERIOR: the room to the left has full-height panelling
without mouldings, a small box cornice and ovolo moulding to
the glazing bars. The first-floor room above has raised and
fielded full-height panelling with horizontal panels over the
diagonal corner fireplace and below the windows, a box
cornice, shutters and 4 raised and fielded panels and L hinges
to the door. The room to the ground-floor right has heavy
plain panelling below a simple dado. The back of the front
door is heavily planked with full-width wrought-iron hinges
and a huge lock.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: South and West Somerset:
London: 1958-: 100; Colvin H: A Biographical Dictionary of
British Architects 1660-1840: London: 1978-: 428; VCH:
Somerset: London: 1992-: 200).

Listing NGR: ST2998837174

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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