27 And 29 Friarn Street

28 Jun 2002
27 And 29 Friarn Street, Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6 3LH
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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 736-1/11/80 (South side) 24/03/50 Nos.27 AND 29


House. Early and mid C18, with early C19 wing to left (No.27).

Flemish-bond brick with pantile roof and brick stacks to all gable ends. Stone quoins to No.29. Double-depth plan with rear wing to right of No.29. 2 storeys; No.27 is one-window range, No.29 is symmetrical 3-window range. No.27, probably built as a additional service wing, has one horned 6/6-pane sash to the first floor and late C20 wide elliptical arch inserted to the ground floor. To left a wall containing the C20 entrance door below a segmental arch, sweeps up half-way to first floor. No.29 to the right has a brick plinth and platband; rusticated stone quoins; a dentilled brick cornice below a probably mid C19 parapet; steps up to a stone doorcase with moulded architrave and stepped keystone, and consoles to the cornice; flanked by mid C19 two-storey canted bays which reach and cut into cornice. Above the door is a 6/6-pane sash; all windows to front have flat arches and forward frames. To front corner of the right return is a lead hopper head; to right of gable is a small attic casement window; a large C19 stair window - a 6/6-pane sash under segment arch is above a C20 entrance, now to an upper flat. INTERIOR: No.27 retains some early C19 cornices and fireplaces. No.29 has part of the main rafters exposed, the attic has been plastered over straw ; the mid C18 dogleg staircase, between the rooms to right, has fretted ends, swept handrail and dado rail, wreathed rail and curtail step and stick balusters. Landing on first floor has a semicircular arch with panelled soffit on moulded imposts at top of the stairs, a coved cornice, dado rail and skirting. First-floor room to right has a mid C18 fireplace with an eared architrave below an entablature and dentilled cornice. To rear end of rear wing there are a chamfered cross-beam and traces of an open fire to rear end. Stone steps lead to cellar which is stone-flagged with central drainage gulley and brick segmental-arched ceiling.

Listing NGR: ST2974836830


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