Castle House, Queen Street, Bridgwater - Sedgemoor

House in the centre of Bridgwater in the early Tudor Revival style, built for William Ackerman in 1851. It is notable for the earliest surviving use of prefabricated cast concrete and constructional post tensioning. The building has been in a structurally precarious condition and has had an arson attack. Owned by SAVE Building Preservation Trust. Historic England has grant aided phases of repair with a final phase taking place in 2018. However the building remains empty while SAVE purses a sustainable long term future for the building.

Castle House, Queen Street, Bridgwater - Sedgemoor
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CASTLE HOUSE
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1355168
    Local Planning Authority:
    Sedgemoor
    Site Type:
    Domestic > Residential building

Location

    Building Name:
    Castle House
    Street Name:
    Queen Street
    County:
    Somerset
    District / Borough:
    Sedgemoor
    Parish:
    Bridgwater
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Bridgwater and West Somerset
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA