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14, Castle Street

A Grade I Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1297 / 51°7'46"N

Longitude: -3.003 / 3°0'10"W

OS Eastings: 329914

OS Northings: 137190

OS Grid: ST299371

Mapcode National: GBR M5.931P

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.WVTV

Entry Name: 14, Castle Street

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197365

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373844

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


736-1/10/28 (North side)
24/03/50 No.14
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Nos.6-14 (Even)


House, now offices. 1723-8. For James Brydges, Duke of
Chandos. By Benjamin Holloway or Fort and Shepherd, the Duke's
London surveyors. Remodelled internally late C18. Red and
yellow Flemish-bond brick, moulded stone coping to the
parapet, cornice, architraves and doorcase, plain tile roof
with brick stacks to gable ends of house, zig-zag tiles to
roof of rear wing which is hipped to rear. Double-depth plan
with 2-storey rear wing to right.
3 storeys; symmetrical 5-window range. Substantial cornice
beneath parapet. Segmental-arched moulded architraves with
plain cills and moulded brackets to 6/6-pane sash windows,
those to ground floor have plate glass to the lower sashes. 3
semi-elliptical shaped steps lead up to tall 6-panel door with
added moulding to the upper panels and beaded moulding to the
base set in a moulded architrave with a keystone. The doorcase
has a shallow hood with a dentilled cornice and pulvinated
frieze supported by Corinthian pilasters. To the right are 2
segmental brick arches to cellar and one to the left, a fourth
probably obscured by the raised street level. Early C18 sash
with thick glazing bars to rear.
INTERIOR: To right of central hall, which has late C18 reeded
cornice, is a late C18 open-well, open-string staircase with
stick balusters, fretted ends, turned newels and a wreathed
mahogany handrail and curtail step. 4-panel early C18 door to
base of stairs is set in a late C18 architrave with a fluted
pilaster below the dado rail. Stairs to second floor are early
C18 closed string with a turned newel and moulded rail. Room
to right of first-floor front has full-height raised and
fielded panelling. Some early C18 raised and fielded 2-panel
doors survive on second floor.
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: ST2991437190

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