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, which should take the complete building off the Register. SAVE is still pursuing 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


  • 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: D
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA