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5, Castle Street

A Grade I Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1295 / 51°7'46"N

Longitude: -3.002 / 3°0'7"W

OS Eastings: 329978

OS Northings: 137171

OS Grid: ST299371

Mapcode National: GBR M5.938B

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.XV9Z

Entry Name: 5, Castle Street

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197357

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373836

Location: Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Bridgwater

Built-Up Area: Bridgwater

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


736-1/10/20 (South side)
24/03/50 No.5
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Nos.3 AND 5)


House, now offices, one property with No 3 (qv) to the left.
1723-8 for James Brydges, Duke of Chandos. By Benjamin
Holloway or Fort and Shepherd, the Duke's London surveyors.
Refronted late C18/early C19. Flemish-bond brick, stone
quoins, cills, stepped voussoirs, plinth capping and doorcase;
double Roman tile roof continuous with No 3, hipped to the
right and rear with brick stacks to left of right return and
rear. Double-depth plan.
3 storeys with basement; one-window range. Windows, with some
crown glass, to right of centre; 3/6-pane sash to the second
floor, 6/6-pane sashes below and a flat arch to the basement
opening. Steps up to the painted and pedimented doorcase to
the left which has pilasters and consoles; 6 raised and
fielded panels to the door, the smallest panels to the centre,
with an iron knocker. Windows to right of the right return,
also rebuilt, are similar to those on the front; to centre of
first floor a semicircular gauged brick arch to a tall
6/6-pane sash stair window.
INTERIOR: the hall, with late C19 margin-pane double inner
doors, has unmoulded early C18 panelling, open-string stairs
with fretted ends, moulded handrail, and complex newels of a
barleysugar-twist baluster surrounded on the outer sides by
turned balusters similar to those on the stairs. Plain
full-height panelling to upper rooms and 4-panel door with an
L hinge to the front room which also has a mechanism to a
former system of raising a counter-balanced shutter. The
second floor has wide floorboards and a late C19 cast-iron
arch-plate register grate. The basement has a brick floor with
a well to the right.
The terraces of houses in Castle Street form an important
group, unusual for their scale and ambition outside London's
West End.
(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: ST2997837171

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