No 13 And Attached Rear Garden Walls

28 Jun 2002
No 13 And Attached Rear Garden Walls, 13 Friarn Street, Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6 3LJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


ST2936NE FRIARN STREET 736-1/11/78 (South side) 16/12/74 No.13 and attached rear garden walls


House. Mid C18. Flemish bond brick with stone cornice and cills, slate roof hipped to front and rear with brick stack to right. Double-depth plan. 3 storeys with semi-basement; 3-window range. To top of the moulded cornice above the parapet which is returned to left, is row of upstanding cast-iron rounded dentil-type embellishment. Slightly cambered gauged brick arches to windows; 3/6-pane sashes to second floor, 6/9 panes to first floor, 6/6 panes to ground floor and C20 frames to the 2 basement windows which are covered by bars. The wooden doorcase to left has a moulded architrave with ornamental consoles supporting a deeply moulded pediment over semicircular fanlight; the spandrels have foliate ornament; the 6 raised-and-fielded panels to door have the smaller panel to centre. The rear has flat gauged brick arches to 2 late C19 horned 2/2-pane sash windows to second floor. The first floor has a mid C19 wide cantilevered semi-elliptical balcony which has cast-iron trellised railings with stars at the joints and a semi-domed roof of C20 roofing-felt tiles; the full-height bay window follows shape of balcony and much of the glass is curved; French windows to centre. The flat-arched wide mid C19 ground-floor window is an 8/8-pane tripartite sash and the basement has a 4/8-pane sash window. INTERIOR: entrance hall to left, originally through-passage, has slate steps up to mid C19 inner door with margin panes and 2 semicircular arches. Room to front has triple-hung counter-balanced sash shutters and a narrow mid C19 reeded cornice. The staircase, to right, between the rooms, is mid C19 with a swept mahogany handrail and stick balusters resting on a closed string, probably to the former staircase. Behind, against right wall are recesses and cupboards in former service stairwell. Room to ground floor rear has C19 pine floorboards, narrow reeded cornice and panelled shutters, now fixed, to tripartite window. Room above has late C19 white marble fireplace with ornamented arch-plate register grate, a highly ornamented cornice, with a stiff-leaf frieze, a foliate centre ceiling rose and high skirting board. First-floor front room has simple C18 painted stone fireplace. Rear basement room has C19 cast-iron front with raised lozenge panelling to former open fireplace; room to rear has a segmental stone arch to open fireplace. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: rear garden is enclosed by Flemish-bond brick walls approx 40m long, 2m high at house stepping down to 1m at end; plinth of wall nearest to house on left, (east), of limestone rubble, suggesting this was the site of a former building.

Listing NGR: ST2987736866


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Photographer: Abbiss, Terry

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Brick, Limestone, Rubble, Slate, Stone, Georgian House, Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Garden Wall, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Wall, Barrier, Building, Unassigned