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No 3 and Attached Wall to the Rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1272 / 51°7'38"N

Longitude: -3.0017 / 3°0'6"W

OS Eastings: 329995

OS Northings: 136917

OS Grid: ST299369

Mapcode National: GBR M5.99B8

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.XXGQ

Entry Name: No 3 and Attached Wall to the Rear

Listing Date: 16 December 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297183

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373827

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


BRIDGWATER

ST2936NE BLAKE STREET
736-1/11/11 (East side)
16/12/74 No.3
and attached wall to the rear

GV II

House, now offices. C17; remodelled and rebuilt in late
C18/early C19; late C19 rear left wing, with gable of same
date added to left of front. English-bond brick with some
rubblestone to the base, stone coping, moulded kneelers and
bands to forward-facing gable, stone cills, pantile roof with
brick stacks to left and rear gable ends and stack with
moulded brick cornice to the centre ridge. Double-depth plan
with late C19 rear left wing.
3 storeys; 4-window range. The exterior walls of the original
C17 house are still apparent well inside the C19 building. The
late C19 forward-facing gable to the 2 left-hand ranges has 2
slits in the apex between stone bands. Windows to upper floors
have flat brick arches to large 6/6-pane sash windows. The
6-panel door with C20 hood to left of centre has a late C19
single-storey canted bay with margin panes to the far left and
two C20 casement windows to the right.
The left return is Flemish-bond brick. 2 storeys; 3-window
range. 6/6-pane sash windows, those to left are tripartite and
those to the first floor pass through the eaves line to form
late C19 gabled half-dormers lighting the hammer-beam roof
inside.
The rear has a late C19 two-storey canted bay with 4/4-pane
sash windows with margin panes to the ground floor which has
restored rendering and cornice; the first floor is C20
weatherboarded with a 9/9-pane sash window to front and
vertical 4/6-pane sashes to sides. To right is a
semi-elliptical arch to the service area with 6/6-pane sash
window above.
The right return of the rear wing, clad with painted
corrugated iron, has coloured glass to an early C19
semicircular-arched stair window and a single-storey lean-to
with a pantile roof and a wide horizontal sash window. The
lean-to and the courtyard are stone-flagged.
INTERIOR: the exterior walls of the C17 building are
distinguishable from those of the C19 by their thickness. The
corner of the original building inside the semi-basement to
the front left now serves as an interior wall; painted
rubblestone with stone plinth capping. This basement also has
a repositioned planked and studded door, a C18 door with 4
raised-and-fielded panels, some stone flags and 2 segmental
arches to former open fires, that to right framed with early
C19 cast-iron panels with anthemion motifs.
An early C19 stair hall with staircase was added to the right
return and at each landing a semicircular-arched opening has
been cut into the thick former outer wall to give access to
the C17 newel stair inside. This is in the former front right
corner and has a low mid C19 dado rail with panels below, some
raised and fielded. Between the first and second floors is a
blocked door into the adjacent museum; at this level a
semicircular arch made from thin wood with moulded pilasters
spans the stairs; just below to right, a jib door, now fixed,
cut through the dado and panelling, leads in the same
direction.
At the top of the newel stairs a heavy planked and studded
door with diagonal planks to the back and bar stops to the
Tudor-arched moulded architrave, opens into a room with wide
oak floorboards and a cupboard with raised-and-fielded panels
and H hinges. A locked door leads to the attic (unseen). The
late C19 rear wing has an elaborate hammer-beam roof on stone
corbels to the second floor and splayed panelled reveals to
the first-floor windows.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: a high brick wall to the rear right
sweeps up to meet the first floor of the Admiral Blake Museum
(qv) and encloses the rear service yard.


Listing NGR: ST2999536917

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