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Wares Warehouse (Bridgwater Dock)

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1324 / 51°7'56"N

Longitude: -3.0052 / 3°0'18"W

OS Eastings: 329761

OS Northings: 137496

OS Grid: ST297374

Mapcode National: GBR M5.8VX0

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.VSMR

Entry Name: Wares Warehouse (Bridgwater Dock)

Listing Date: 6 June 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197403

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373958

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


736-1/5/144 (West side)
06/06/73 Wares Warehouse (Bridgwater Dock)


Warehouse, converted for residential and commercial use in
1980s. 1840-1850. Possibly by Thomas Maddicks, engineer of the
docks. Flemish-bond brick, limestone coping to the parapet,
cornice band, quoins, cills to loading bays and rusticated
plinth. Double-pitched hipped slate roof articulated by
parapets of 4 fire-walls. Rectangular plan. 4 storeys;
15-window range to the north-east facade facing the dock. 5
similar bays each have a recess to centre with full-width
cambered arches and stone cill bands to former loading bays on
each floor, these now have C20 French windows with railings.
To each side are slit windows. On the cornice band, above each
recess are hoods on brackets. The left return has C20
two-light casement windows. The south-east facade has 4 bays,
similar in most ways to front except that the French windows
below the hoods on brackets are not in recesses and are
flanked by C20 flat concrete arches to 2-light casement
windows. INTERIOR: ground floor is occupied by a restaurant,
gymnasium and offices, upper floors are apartments. History:
Built in 1841 when the dock was finished, the warehouse had
only 3 bays, 2 were added later. It is possible that the
bricks were made of clay from the dock basin and fired in a
brickworks set up by the Canal Company to use the spoil from
the excavations.
(Murless B J: Bridgwater Docks and the River Parrett:
Bridgwater: 1983-: 15).

Listing NGR: ST2976137496

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