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IoE Number: 373840
Photographer: Michael Bass
Date Photographed: 19 December 2002
Date listed: 24 March 1950
Date of last amendment: 31 January 1994
Grade I

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BRIDGWATER ST2937SE CASTLE STREET 736-1/10/24 (South side) 24/03/50 No.9 and attached rear walls and outhouse (Formerly Listed as: CASTLE STREET (South side) Nos.7-13 (Odd)) GV I House. 1723-1728. For James Brydges, Duke of Chandos. By Benjamin Holloway or Fort and Shepherd, the Duke's London surveyors. Flemish-bond Bridgwater brick with red headers and yellow stretchers, painted stone cornice, architraves, doorcase and hood, plain tile roof with brick stacks to party walls. Double-depth plan. 3 storeys with basements; symmetrical 5-window range. The moulded coping to the rebuilt parapet and the substantial cornice sweep up to the right to meet those of No 11 (qv). Brick platbands between floors, cyma-moulded segmental-arched architraves with moulded cills and brackets to 6/6-pane sash windows, some with crown glass. C20 six-panel door in a cyma-moulded architrave with moulded cornice and brackets. The rear of the house was extended c1840; the Flemish-bond red brick rear wall has flat gauged brick arches; 3/3-pane sash windows to the second floor and a 6/6-pane tripartite sash to the first floor which opens onto a wrought and cast-iron balcony. The back door has 6 beaded panels. INTERIOR: an outer hall has panelling below a dado rail and a late C19 door glazed to the top with coloured margin panes; room to right has full-height raised-and-fielded panelling with a wide dado rail and cyma-moulded cornice, some panelling has been removed from rear wall. A simple stone fire surround is curved at the inner corners. A semicircular arch leads to the rear stair hall which has raised-and-fielded panelling below the dado rail of the stair wall and late C18 open-string stairs with stick balusters, mahogany handrail and panelled newel. The rooms to first-floor rear are of early/mid C19 character; that to right has a white marble fire-surround with reeded lintel and jambs and blocks to the corners; the architraves to the door are similar with fasces to the lintel and jambs and patera to the corner blocks. Room to rear left has a semi-elliptical arch to the former rear wall and a 10/10-pane sash window to the c1840 wall. Room to first-floor front has cupboard door with 2 raised-and-fielded panels flanking the chimney breast. Room to second-floor right has wide pine floor boards and a planked door with wrought-iron strap hinges. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: a Flemish-bond brick wall approx 3m high encloses a garden approx 20m square; attached to the left is a mid C19 two-storey service block with 8/8-pane sash windows. 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).

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