WARES WAREHOUSE (BRIDGWATER DOCK)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1197403
Date first listed:
06-Jun-1973
Statutory Address:
WARES WAREHOUSE (BRIDGWATER DOCK), NORTHGATE

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Location

Statutory Address:
WARES WAREHOUSE (BRIDGWATER DOCK), NORTHGATE

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 29761 37496

Details

BRIDGWATER

ST2937 NORTHGATE 736-1/5/144 (West side) 06/06/73 Wares Warehouse (Bridgwater Dock)

GV II

Warehouse, converted for residential and commercial use in 1980s. 1840-1850. Possibly by Thomas Maddicks, engineer of the docks. Flemish-bond brick, limestone coping to the parapet, cornice band, quoins, cills to loading bays and rusticated plinth. Double-pitched hipped slate roof articulated by parapets of 4 fire-walls. Rectangular plan. 4 storeys; 15-window range to the north-east facade facing the dock. 5 similar bays each have a recess to centre with full-width cambered arches and stone cill bands to former loading bays on each floor, these now have C20 French windows with railings. To each side are slit windows. On the cornice band, above each recess are hoods on brackets. The left return has C20 two-light casement windows. The south-east facade has 4 bays, similar in most ways to front except that the French windows below the hoods on brackets are not in recesses and are flanked by C20 flat concrete arches to 2-light casement windows. INTERIOR: ground floor is occupied by a restaurant, gymnasium and offices, upper floors are apartments. History: Built in 1841 when the dock was finished, the warehouse had only 3 bays, 2 were added later. It is possible that the bricks were made of clay from the dock basin and fired in a brickworks set up by the Canal Company to use the spoil from the excavations. (Murless B J: Bridgwater Docks and the River Parrett: Bridgwater: 1983-: 15).

Listing NGR: ST2976137496

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
373958
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Murless, B J, Bridgwater Docks and the River Parrett, (1983), 15

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 04 Apr 2007
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