3, CASTLE STREET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1197356
Date first listed:
24-Mar-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
31-Jan-1994
Statutory Address:
3, CASTLE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
3, CASTLE STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Somerset
District:
Sedgemoor (District Authority)
Parish:
Bridgwater
National Grid Reference:
ST 29988 37174

Details

BRIDGWATER

ST2937SE CASTLE STREET 736-1/10/18 (South side) 24/03/50 No.3 (Formerly Listed as: CASTLE STREET (South side) Nos.3 AND 5)

GV I

House now offices, one property with No.5 (qv) to the right. Early C18. Probably by Benjamin Holloway. Flemish-bond red and yellow brick, stone plinth capping, painted stone dressings, C20 double Roman tile roof continuous with No.5. 3-unit plan. 3 storeys; 4-window range. Segmental arches to the windows. C20 railings and steps up to the door to right of centre, it has 6 raised and fielded panels, long panels to the top, the smallest to the centre, under a C20 timber hood and flanked by tapering Tuscan pilasters with blocking. Outer windows to the upper floors have moulded architraves and cills, 6/6-pane sashes with thick glazing bars and some crown glass. Windows to the ground-floor left are similar but with plate glass to the lower sashes. To the right of the door is an early C19 shallow canted bay with an 8/1-pane sash window. The windows to both floors above the door have painted rusticated stone arches and jambs, the size of the stones corresponding to the size of the bricks and similar to those over the door of No.1 (qv) to the left. INTERIOR: the room to the left has full-height panelling without mouldings, a small box cornice and ovolo moulding to the glazing bars. The first-floor room above has raised and fielded full-height panelling with horizontal panels over the diagonal corner fireplace and below the windows, a box cornice, shutters and 4 raised and fielded panels and L hinges to the door. The room to the ground-floor right has heavy plain panelling below a simple dado. The back of the front door is heavily planked with full-width wrought-iron hinges and a huge lock. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: South and West Somerset: London: 1958-: 100; Colvin H: A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1660-1840: London: 1978-: 428; VCH: Somerset: London: 1992-: 200).

Listing NGR: ST2998837174

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
373834
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 428
Dunning, R W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1992), 200
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958), 100

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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