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© Mrs Paulette Bjergfelt

IoE Number: 373833
Location: 2 CASTLE STREET (north side)
  BRIDGWATER, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mrs Paulette Bjergfelt
Date Photographed: 06 February 2001
Date listed: 24 March 1950
Date of last amendment: 24 March 1950
Grade I

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BRIDGWATERST2937SECASTLE STREET736-1/10/17(North side)

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

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