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8, Castle Street

A Grade I Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1297 / 51°7'47"N

Longitude: -3.0024 / 3°0'8"W

OS Eastings: 329951

OS Northings: 137195

OS Grid: ST299371

Mapcode National: GBR M5.9362

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.XV3T

Entry Name: 8, Castle Street

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197360

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373839

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


736-1/10/23 (North side)
24/03/50 No.8
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Nos.6-14 (Even)


House, later a nursing home, now (1991) vacant. 1723-1728 for
James Brydges, the Duke of Chandos. By Benjamin Holloway or
Fort and Shepherd, the Duke's London surveyors.
Flemish-bond brick, red to the ground floor which is
continuous with No 6 to the right (qv), red and yellow to the
upper floors where there is a vertical joint to the right;
moulded stone cornice with joint to the right and swept up to
meet that of No 10 (qv) to the left; stone cyma-moulded
architraves cut from rectangular blocks set into the
brickwork; stone brackets and cills; double-pitched plain tile
roof with a flat roof between the ridges; brick stacks to
gable ends. Double-depth plan.
3 storeys with attic and cellar; symmetrical 5-window range.
C20 glass to 6/6-pane sash windows. The C20 door is set in a
bolection-moulded architrave with plinths, below a shallow
hood with a moulded cornice on brackets. To the right is a
wide segmental brick arch to the cellar and to the left are 2
similar narrower arches below the windows.
INTERIOR: remodelled; a late C19 narrow semi-elliptical arch
with paired consoles and foliate central rose to the rear
passage leading to a simple C19 conservatory with margin-pane
glazing over 2 panels to the door. The room to ground-floor
front right has late C18 semi-elliptical arched recesses
flanking an Adam-style fire-surround; this is painted wood
with a richly ornamented cornice, a fluted frieze with vase
ends and blocks over pendant palmettes to the pilasters. A
white marble inset has an ornamental wood frame and a beaded
arris. Panelled shutters and a late C18 six-panel door.
The room to the ground-floor rear left has a tall thin 4-panel
door, a high dado rail and ovolo moulded frames to plain
full-height panelling. The room is divided laterally at the
chimney breast by a C20 glass screen; the rear wall has been
set back approx 2m and has C20 sloping glass roof and French
The terraces of houses in Castle Street form an important
group, unusual for their scale and ambition outside London's
West End.
(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-:

Listing NGR: ST2993037192

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