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2, Castle Street

A Grade I Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1297 / 51°7'47"N

Longitude: -3.0019 / 3°0'6"W

OS Eastings: 329986

OS Northings: 137195

OS Grid: ST299371

Mapcode National: GBR M5.939C

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.XVCT

Entry Name: 2, Castle Street

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280699

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373833

Location: Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Bridgwater

Built-Up Area: Bridgwater

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


BRIDGWATER

ST2937SE CASTLE STREET
736-1/10/17 (North side)
24/03/50 No.2

GV I

House. 1723 to 1728 for James Brydges, the Duke of Chandos. By
Benjamin Holloway or Fort and Shepherd, the Duke's London
surveyors. Painted Flemish-bond brick, stone coping to right
gable end, painted stone rusticated quoins, architraves, cills
and doorcase, double Roman tile roof, brick stack to left
gable end and rear right. 4-unit plan. 3 storeys; 3-window
range. Segmental-arched architraves and moulded cills to
6/6-pane sash windows with thick glazing bars to the 2 ranges
to the left, a C19 flat-roofed 3-storey canted bay spans the
right half of the facade, it has 6/6-pane sash windows in
forward frames below a cornice to each floor. The doorcase, to
left of centre, has a moulded architrave with a heavy stepped
keystone reaching to a floating cornice; the door has 6 raised
and fielded panels and an iron knocker. The right return
facing West Quay, has an 8/8-pane sash window to the ground
floor below a 6/6-pane sash in a canted bay to the first
floor. INTERIOR: retains some late C18 cornices. 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: 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: ST2998637195

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