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No 9 and Attached Rear Walls and Outhouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1294 / 51°7'45"N

Longitude: -3.0024 / 3°0'8"W

OS Eastings: 329954

OS Northings: 137152

OS Grid: ST299371

Mapcode National: GBR M5.9366

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.XW43

Entry Name: No 9 and Attached Rear Walls and Outhouse

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197361

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373840

Location: Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Bridgwater

Built-Up Area: Bridgwater

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


BRIDGWATER

ST2937SE CASTLE STREET
736-1/10/24 (South side)
24/03/50 No.9
and attached rear walls and outhouse
(Formerly Listed as:
CASTLE STREET
(South side)
Nos.7-13 (Odd))

GV I

House. 1723-1728. For James Brydges, Duke of Chandos. By
Benjamin Holloway or Fort and Shepherd, the Duke's London
surveyors. Flemish-bond Bridgwater brick with red headers and
yellow stretchers, painted stone cornice, architraves,
doorcase and hood, plain tile roof with brick stacks to party
walls. Double-depth plan.
3 storeys with basements; symmetrical 5-window range. The
moulded coping to the rebuilt parapet and the substantial
cornice sweep up to the right to meet those of No 11 (qv).
Brick platbands between floors, cyma-moulded segmental-arched
architraves with moulded cills and brackets to 6/6-pane sash
windows, some with crown glass. C20 six-panel door in a
cyma-moulded architrave with moulded cornice and brackets.
The rear of the house was extended c1840; the Flemish-bond red
brick rear wall has flat gauged brick arches; 3/3-pane sash
windows to the second floor and a 6/6-pane tripartite sash to
the first floor which opens onto a wrought and cast-iron
balcony. The back door has 6 beaded panels.
INTERIOR: an outer hall has panelling below a dado rail and a
late C19 door glazed to the top with coloured margin panes;
room to right has full-height raised-and-fielded panelling
with a wide dado rail and cyma-moulded cornice, some panelling
has been removed from rear wall. A simple stone fire surround
is curved at the inner corners.
A semicircular arch leads to the rear stair hall which has
raised-and-fielded panelling below the dado rail of the stair
wall and late C18 open-string stairs with stick balusters,
mahogany handrail and panelled newel.
The rooms to first-floor rear are of early/mid C19 character;
that to right has a white marble fire-surround with reeded
lintel and jambs and blocks to the corners; the architraves to
the door are similar with fasces to the lintel and jambs and
patera to the corner blocks. Room to rear left has a
semi-elliptical arch to the former rear wall and a 10/10-pane
sash window to the c1840 wall. Room to first-floor front has
cupboard door with 2 raised-and-fielded panels flanking the
chimney breast. Room to second-floor right has wide pine floor
boards and a planked door with wrought-iron strap hinges.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: a Flemish-bond brick wall approx 3m high
encloses a garden approx 20m square; attached to the left is a
mid C19 two-storey service block with 8/8-pane sash windows.
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: ST2995437152

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