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10, Castle Street

A Grade I Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1297 / 51°7'46"N

Longitude: -3.0026 / 3°0'9"W

OS Eastings: 329937

OS Northings: 137193

OS Grid: ST299371

Mapcode National: GBR M5.933W

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.WVZV

Entry Name: 10, Castle Street

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197362

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373841

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
736-1/10/25 (North side)
24/03/50 No.10
(Formerly Listed as:
CASTLE STREET
(North side)
Nos.6-14 (Even)
No.16)

GV I

House, used as nursing home from 1920 to 1990. 1723-1728 for
James Brydges, Duke of Chandos. By Benjamin Holloway or Fort
and Shepherd, the Duke's London surveyors. Flemish-bond red
brick, moulded stone coping, cornice architraves, cills,
brackets and doorcase; double-pitched plain tile roof with a
flat roof between the ridges and brick stacks to gable ends.
Double-depth plan.
3 storeys with attic and cellar; symmetrical 5-window range.
C20 horned plate-glass windows set in segmental-arched
architraves which have a deeply moulded extrados. The brick is
jointed in to the adjacent houses, Nos 12 & 8 (qv) at ground
and second-floor levels, with vertical joints to the first
floor; cornice jointed to house on left. Fluted Ionic
pilasters flank the moulded architrave to the doorcase which
has blocking continuing round a semi-elliptical arch with a
tall stepped keystone rising through a pulvinated frieze to a
dentilled cornice at first-floor cill level. C20 door and
panel above.
INTERIOR: ground floor has a semicircular arch to the rear
hall with moulded keystone and imposts and recessed panels to
the pilasters.
Room to ground floor right has a moulded dado rail with
raised-and-fielded panelling above, reaching to a dentilled
box cornice; the rear wall has been brought forward to make a
passage behind, to left is a C20 door set in a moulded eared
architrave.
The walls of room to front left have been repositioned to
right and rear to form a rear passage and enlarge the hall to
the right. There is panelling below a moulded dado rail, some
raised and fielded, and to left, a painted square stone
fire-surround, moulded to the outer edge, moulded with curved
corners to the inner edge and a later mantelshelf. The door
has 6 raised-and-fielded panels. Room to rear left was
remodelled mid C19 with high skirting boards, a wide
full-height C20 window set in a reeded architrave with block
corners and folding panelled shutters and a white marble
fire-surround with shell pendants to moulded consoles; the
grate is c1920 brown glazed tiles with a semicircular arch.
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: ST2993037192

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