2, CASTLE STREET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1280699
Date first listed:
24-Mar-1950
Statutory Address:
2, CASTLE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
2, 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 29986 37195

Details

BRIDGWATER

ST2937SE CASTLE STREET 736-1/10/17 (North side) 24/03/50 No.2

GV I

House. 1723 to 1728 for James Brydges, the Duke of Chandos. By Benjamin Holloway or Fort and Shepherd, the Duke's London surveyors. Painted Flemish-bond brick, stone coping to right gable end, painted stone rusticated quoins, architraves, cills and doorcase, double Roman tile roof, brick stack to left gable end and rear right. 4-unit plan. 3 storeys; 3-window range. Segmental-arched architraves and moulded cills to 6/6-pane sash windows with thick glazing bars to the 2 ranges to the left, a C19 flat-roofed 3-storey canted bay spans the right half of the facade, it has 6/6-pane sash windows in forward frames below a cornice to each floor. The doorcase, to left of centre, has a moulded architrave with a heavy stepped keystone reaching to a floating cornice; the door has 6 raised and fielded panels and an iron knocker. The right return facing West Quay, has an 8/8-pane sash window to the ground floor below a 6/6-pane sash in a canted bay to the first floor. INTERIOR: retains some late C18 cornices. 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: 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: ST2998637195

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
373833
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.

End of official listing

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Date: 06 Feb 2001
Reference: IOE01/02488/25
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