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© Mr John H. Sparkes

IoE Number: 373834
Location: 3 AND 5 CASTLE STREET (south side)
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 27 March 2007
Date listed: 24 March 1950
Date of last amendment: 31 January 1994
Grade I

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BRIDGWATER ST2937SE CASTLE STREET 736-1/10/18 (South side) 24/03/50 No.3 (Formerly Listed as: CASTLE STREET (South side) Nos.3 AND 5) GV I House now offices, one property with No.5 (qv) to the right. Early C18. Probably by Benjamin Holloway. Flemish-bond red and yellow brick, stone plinth capping, painted stone dressings, C20 double Roman tile roof continuous with No.5. 3-unit plan. 3 storeys; 4-window range. Segmental arches to the windows. C20 railings and steps up to the door to right of centre, it has 6 raised and fielded panels, long panels to the top, the smallest to the centre, under a C20 timber hood and flanked by tapering Tuscan pilasters with blocking. Outer windows to the upper floors have moulded architraves and cills, 6/6-pane sashes with thick glazing bars and some crown glass. Windows to the ground-floor left are similar but with plate glass to the lower sashes. To the right of the door is an early C19 shallow canted bay with an 8/1-pane sash window. The windows to both floors above the door have painted rusticated stone arches and jambs, the size of the stones corresponding to the size of the bricks and similar to those over the door of No.1 (qv) to the left. INTERIOR: the room to the left has full-height panelling without mouldings, a small box cornice and ovolo moulding to the glazing bars. The first-floor room above has raised and fielded full-height panelling with horizontal panels over the diagonal corner fireplace and below the windows, a box cornice, shutters and 4 raised and fielded panels and L hinges to the door. The room to the ground-floor right has heavy plain panelling below a simple dado. The back of the front door is heavily planked with full-width wrought-iron hinges and a huge lock. (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).

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