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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1197362



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

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bridgwater

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Jan-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 373841

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ST2937SE CASTLE STREET 736-1/10/25 (North side) 24/03/50 No.10 (Formerly Listed as: CASTLE STREET (North side) Nos.6-14 (Even) No.16)


House, used as nursing home from 1920 to 1990. 1723-1728 for James Brydges, Duke of Chandos. By Benjamin Holloway or Fort and Shepherd, the Duke's London surveyors. Flemish-bond red brick, moulded stone coping, cornice architraves, cills, brackets and doorcase; double-pitched plain tile roof with a flat roof between the ridges and brick stacks to gable ends. Double-depth plan. 3 storeys with attic and cellar; symmetrical 5-window range. C20 horned plate-glass windows set in segmental-arched architraves which have a deeply moulded extrados. The brick is jointed in to the adjacent houses, Nos 12 & 8 (qv) at ground and second-floor levels, with vertical joints to the first floor; cornice jointed to house on left. Fluted Ionic pilasters flank the moulded architrave to the doorcase which has blocking continuing round a semi-elliptical arch with a tall stepped keystone rising through a pulvinated frieze to a dentilled cornice at first-floor cill level. C20 door and panel above. INTERIOR: ground floor has a semicircular arch to the rear hall with moulded keystone and imposts and recessed panels to the pilasters. Room to ground floor right has a moulded dado rail with raised-and-fielded panelling above, reaching to a dentilled box cornice; the rear wall has been brought forward to make a passage behind, to left is a C20 door set in a moulded eared architrave. The walls of room to front left have been repositioned to right and rear to form a rear passage and enlarge the hall to the right. There is panelling below a moulded dado rail, some raised and fielded, and to left, a painted square stone fire-surround, moulded to the outer edge, moulded with curved corners to the inner edge and a later mantelshelf. The door has 6 raised-and-fielded panels. Room to rear left was remodelled mid C19 with high skirting boards, a wide full-height C20 window set in a reeded architrave with block corners and folding panelled shutters and a white marble fire-surround with shell pendants to moulded consoles; the grate is c1920 brown glazed tiles with a semicircular arch. The terraces of houses in Castle Street form an important group, unusual for their scale and ambition outside London's West End. (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: ST2993037192

Selected 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

National Grid Reference: ST 29937 37193


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