History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

10, Castle Street

A Grade I Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.1297 / 51°7'46"N

Longitude: -3.0026 / 3°0'9"W

OS Eastings: 329937

OS Northings: 137193

OS Grid: ST299371

Mapcode National: GBR M5.933W

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.WVZV

Entry Name: 10, Castle Street

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197362

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373841

Location: Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Bridgwater

Built-Up Area: Bridgwater

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


736-1/10/25 (North side)
24/03/50 No.10
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Nos.6-14 (Even)


House, used as nursing home from 1920 to 1990. 1723-1728 for
James Brydges, Duke of Chandos. By Benjamin Holloway or Fort
and Shepherd, the Duke's London surveyors. Flemish-bond red
brick, moulded stone coping, cornice architraves, cills,
brackets and doorcase; double-pitched plain tile roof with a
flat roof between the ridges and brick stacks to gable ends.
Double-depth plan.
3 storeys with attic and cellar; symmetrical 5-window range.
C20 horned plate-glass windows set in segmental-arched
architraves which have a deeply moulded extrados. The brick is
jointed in to the adjacent houses, Nos 12 & 8 (qv) at ground
and second-floor levels, with vertical joints to the first
floor; cornice jointed to house on left. Fluted Ionic
pilasters flank the moulded architrave to the doorcase which
has blocking continuing round a semi-elliptical arch with a
tall stepped keystone rising through a pulvinated frieze to a
dentilled cornice at first-floor cill level. C20 door and
panel above.
INTERIOR: ground floor has a semicircular arch to the rear
hall with moulded keystone and imposts and recessed panels to
the pilasters.
Room to ground floor right has a moulded dado rail with
raised-and-fielded panelling above, reaching to a dentilled
box cornice; the rear wall has been brought forward to make a
passage behind, to left is a C20 door set in a moulded eared
The walls of room to front left have been repositioned to
right and rear to form a rear passage and enlarge the hall to
the right. There is panelling below a moulded dado rail, some
raised and fielded, and to left, a painted square stone
fire-surround, moulded to the outer edge, moulded with curved
corners to the inner edge and a later mantelshelf. The door
has 6 raised-and-fielded panels. Room to rear left was
remodelled mid C19 with high skirting boards, a wide
full-height C20 window set in a reeded architrave with block
corners and folding panelled shutters and a white marble
fire-surround with shell pendants to moulded consoles; the
grate is c1920 brown glazed tiles with a semicircular arch.
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: ST2993037192

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

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.