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Greyfriars and Attached Garden Walls to the Rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1264 / 51°7'35"N

Longitude: -3.006 / 3°0'21"W

OS Eastings: 329699

OS Northings: 136831

OS Grid: ST296368

Mapcode National: GBR M5.989G

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.VY7C

Entry Name: Greyfriars and Attached Garden Walls to the Rear

Listing Date: 16 December 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197383

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373900

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

ST2936NE FRIARN STREET
736-1/11/84 (South side)
16/12/74 No.37
Greyfriars and attached garden walls
to the rear

GV II

House. Mid C18. Flemish-bond brick, stone coping, cornice and
band, stepped voussoirs, platband and doorcase; mansard
pantile roof with brick stacks with restored cornices to gable
ends. 2-unit central hall plan with long rear wing at right
angles to right.
2 storeys with attic; symmetrical 5-window range. The 3 raking
dormers are C20, all other windows to the front are 6/6-pane
sashes; the 6-panel door, glazed to the top and
raised-and-fielded below, is set in a moulded architrave with
consoles supporting a pediment. The rear wall is English bond
to the ground floor and Flemish bond above, suggesting a major
rebuild.
INTERIOR: central hall is stone flagged and has a box cornice
with a fluted frieze; room to ground floor right with a former
stairhall behind, has late C19 tongued-and-grooved boarding to
the lower part; a C18 square stone fire-surround with an added
wooden reeded frame and mantel shelf with a cupboard to right
and a 6-panel door with added moulding.
The larger room to ground floor left has similar cornice to
the hall, dado rail, thick C18 skirting board, panelled
divided shutters, an 8/8-pane sash window to rear and a late
C19 grey marble fireplace. The first room in rear wing has a
wooden surround to an open fire against rear wall.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: The garden to the rear reaches down to
Durleigh Brook, it is enclosed by a brick wall approx 50m to
east, 30m to west and 10m to south; the stretch near the house
has Ham Hill stone capping the rest various.
History: the house is said to have been built for a tanner who
had his tannery across the stream, the house to the left No.35
(qv) was later built for the family, which would account for
the similarity of design and the early C19 alterations to this
house.


Listing NGR: ST2969936831

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