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Somerset County Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.129 / 51°7'44"N

Longitude: -3.0087 / 3°0'31"W

OS Eastings: 329514

OS Northings: 137120

OS Grid: ST295371

Mapcode National: GBR M5.91LD

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.SWTC

Entry Name: Somerset County Library

Listing Date: 16 December 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197400

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373954

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


736-1/10/139 (North side)
16/12/74 Somerset County Library


School, now library office. Early C19. English-bond brick,
shallow-pitched pantile roof with brick ridge stacks to left
of centre and left gable end. Rectangular plan with late
C19/early C20 wings to the right.
Single storey to the main schoolroom, 2 storeys with attic to
the master's accommodation to right end; 7-window range. The
front entrance is in C19 schoolroom wing, the facade has 6
large semicircular gauged brick arches over tall windows with
small panes. To left is a 2-storey canted bay passing through
the eaves with a dentilled cornice, 6/6-pane sash windows and
panelled between the floors.
The left return, approx 15m wide, has a C20 bracketed gable
over a wide semicircular 5-light fixed attic window: first
floor has flat gauged brick arches to 3/3-pane sash windows
flanking similar wide arch over narrower C20 casement window;
ground floor has wide semi-elliptical arched recesses to each
side, (possibly a stable entrance to left); a blocked door to
far right, a flat arch to central C20 door, to right a low
segmental brick arch to a blocked opening.
The rear is similar to front except for C20 windows to the
accommodation end, the first floor has an oriel window passing
through the eaves. INTERIOR: the main block, once a large
schoolroom, is now an office. The range to left has wide
floorboards and planked door to attic; a dogleg staircase to
rear right; the first floor has a square stone surround to a
(VCH: Somerset: London: 1992-: 238).

Listing NGR: ST2951437120

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