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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.

Name: 2-7, KING SQUARE

List entry Number: 1280107



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: II*

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Jan-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 373934

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ST2937SE KING SQUARE 736-1/10/119 (South side) 24/03/50 Nos.2-7 (Consecutive) (Formerly Listed as: KING SQUARE (South side) Nos.1-9 (Consecutive))


Six houses, now offices, part of a longer terrace. c1770-1800. Flemish-bond brick, stone coping to the parapet, cornice, stepped voussoirs, cills and cill band to first floor and door cases; pantile roofs to Nos 2, 6 & 7, plain tile to Nos 3 & 4, and slate to No.5, with brick stacks to right-hand party walls. Double-depth plans. Each is 3 storeys with attic and basement; 2-window range. 3/6-pane sash windows to second floor, 6/9 panes to first floor and plate glass to ground floor. The 6-panel doors with raised-and-fielded panels to the top and beaded ones below, are to right of each house and set in doorcases with open pediments and semicircular fanlights. Nos 3, 4 & 5 have radiating glazing bars. The first floor has a continuous cill band. Most ground-floor windows are late C19 plate glass sashes. Nos 2 & 3 to right, set back slightly from No.1 (qv). The first-floor windows have semi-elliptical wrought-iron balconettes with semi-circles between rails at top and bottom and crosses to centre with lead ornament. No.4, stepped forward slightly, is similar with late C19 cast-iron rectangular balconettes with railings resembling bamboo and with paired wrought-iron scroll brackets. Window to ground floor has margin panes. No.5, set back slightly, similar, with crown glass to the fanlight. No.6, set back slightly, similar but with 2 windows to ground floor, plain semicircular overlight to outside, inner door with ornamental fanlight with crown glass, and early C19 cast-iron balconettes to first floor of a horizontal diamond design supported by diagonals; ground-floor windows are horned, with plate glass. No.7, stepped slightly forward, similar to No.6 but with semicircular balcony. Rear service ranges altered C20, except late C18 block with hipped roof and stack to rear of No.6. INTERIOR not inspected. These houses form part of a fine late Georgian square built on the site of Bridgwater Castle.

Listing NGR: ST2985937150

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National Grid Reference: ST 29859 37150


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