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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: 1280699



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: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 373833

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


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

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 29986 37195


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