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Mansion House Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1282 / 51°7'41"N

Longitude: -3.0056 / 3°0'20"W

OS Eastings: 329725

OS Northings: 137027

OS Grid: ST297370

Mapcode National: GBR M5.98C0

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.VXD0

Plus Code: 9C3R4XHV+7Q

Entry Name: Mansion House Inn

Listing Date: 23 January 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297162

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373929

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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Description


BRIDGWATER

ST2937SE HIGH STREET
736-1/10/114 (North side)
23/01/74 Mansion House Inn

GV II

House, now public house. Mid C18. Painted brick facade;
painted stone cornices to eaves and ground floor, rusticated
quoins raised to form kneelers to C20 coping, cills and
plinth; steep-pitched roof with late C19 crested ridge,
pantile to the rear and double Roman tile to the front with
brick stacks to gable ends. Painted rubblestone left return,
rendered to the top. Double-depth plan with rear extension to
the left making L-plan.
2 storeys; 4-window range. Windows to first floor are to
sides, flanking a wide space for inn sign. 4 recessed panels
below eaves over gauged brick flat arches with keyed lintels
to C19 horned 2/2-pane sash windows in forward frames. The
ground floor has flat arches to 6 early C20 windows of various
widths; they and left-of-centre door have overlights, those
over the 3 windows to left are coloured and leaded; narrow
vertical windows flanking C19 double 2-panel doors have 3
square panes, those to sides have 3 rows of 2 panes.
The left return is of painted rubblestone and brick rendered
to the top; flat gauged brick arches to wide 2/2-pane sash
windows to right; double 2-panel doors with bolection moulding
below brick and timber lintel.
The rear wing to left has two 2-light casement windows at
eaves level; to ground-floor left a timber lintel to fixed
window of 2 rows of 4 panes probably a former doorway; to
right a late C19 tripartite horned 2/2-pane sash window.
INTERIOR: room to rear has open fireplace with a segmental
arch backing onto main block. The upper room has mid C18
fireplace to right end and an unusually high ceiling. The
roof, unseen, is said to have 4 A-frame trusses and 2 rows of
dowelled purlins.
Built on the site of an earlier church house, for the
rebuilding of which the corporation appointed a committee in
1765. It functioned in the later C18 as a school and then an
inn, the upper floor being used as an assembly room.
(VCH: Somerset: London: 1992-: 233).


Listing NGR: ST2972537027

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