© Mrs Paulette Bjergfelt
NO 16 AND ATTACHED WALL TO LEFT RETURN, 16 CASTLE STREET (north side)
BRIDGWATER, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET
Mrs Paulette Bjergfelt
06 February 2001
24 March 1950
Date of last amendment:
31 January 1994
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ST2937SE CASTLE STREET
736-1/10/30 (North side)
and attached wall to left return
(Formerly Listed as:
House. 1723-8 for James Brydges, Duke of Chandos. By Benjamin
Holloway or Fort and Shepherd, the Duke's London surveyors.
Flemish-bond red and yellow brick, moulded stone cornice,
architraves, cills and doorcase; double-Roman tile roof with
brick stacks to gable ends. Double-depth plan with late C18
rear right wing.
3 storeys with cellar; symmetrical 5-window range. The cornice
sweeps up to the left, there are no quoins or features on left
return, implying that terrace was intended to continue.
Segmental arches to cyma-moulded architraves, plain cills with
moulded brackets and 6/6-pane sash windows with thin glazing
bars. The doorcase has a similar architrave to the windows
flanked by diagonally-set fluted pilasters supporting a
triglyph frieze with patera and guttae below a moulded
cornice, the door has a segmental-arched top and 6 late C18
beaded panels. To right is a segmental arch to the cellar
opening. The rear has timber lintels and some crown glass to
6/6-pane sash windows with thin glazing bars.
INTERIOR: the closed-string dogleg stairs to right of hall
have a moulded handrail and turned balusters. Room to
first-floor left has painted fire surround with carved
consoles, jambs and lintel, a late C18 cast-iron grate with
fine decoration of swags and female figures flanked by 4-panel
cupboard doors each with a cornice, L hinges and a raised and
fielded panel above.
Room to first floor of rear wing has a dado rail and wooden
Adam-style fire surround with moulded panels to the sides and
swags and roundels below a moulded cornice.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached to rear left return is a
rubblestone wall with occasional dressed slabs incorporated,
approx 3m high and 18m long, which has brick jambs to former
entrance to rear courtyard.
The terraces of houses in Castle Street form an important
group, unusual for their scale and ambition outside London's
(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).