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IoE Number: 374012
Photographer: Michael Bass
Date Photographed: 20 March 2003
Date listed: 16 December 1974
Date of last amendment: 16 December 1974
Grade II*

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BRIDGWATER ST3036 WELLINGTON ROAD 736-1/9/195 (East side) 16/12/74 Bridgwater Railway Station II* Railway station. 1841. By IK Brunel. For Great Western Railway. Stucco, with slate roof hidden behind parapet; brick stacks to wings. 2 rectangular-plan buildings connected by a bridge to the north; the larger front main block to the west has set-back side wings. Classical style. One storey; 13-window range. Surrounding both parts of the building is a high parapet with thick moulded coping and plinth which stands on a heavy cornice with half-round string course below. Openings have set-back rounded arrisses in moulded architraves, the windows, mostly 6/6-pane sashes, also have bracketed cills. The booking hall to centre has a small pediment; a swept glass verandah on 3 sides supported by pierced cast-iron brackets of cinquefoils and trefoils on stone corbels; tripartite 6/6-pane sash windows to centre front and returns, panelled door to right, window to left; the left return has a large fixed window with 2 rows of 5 panes. 2 set-back wings to the right: C20 double doors under the verandah with 3 windows to the right. The far right wing, set back even more, has 3 windows. The set-back wing to the left has C19 panelled double doors under the verandah and 4 windows to the left (one to left of centre without an architrave); set back from that a small range with one fixed casement window. Above it an original stack with cornice and string-course similar to that of building. The building to the east, across railway line, is similar in detail. Canopies to the platforms are supported by octagonal cast-iron columns and latticed girders; they have boarded ceilings with a continuous pitched roof-light over small king-post trusses along the centre. The edges are fretted and pointed wood planks. The closed-in bridge, to north, is approached by fine staircases to each side with cast-iron stick balusters, vase newels and swept oak handrails which follow the contours of the structure; the floor of the bridge is slightly arched with tongued-and-grooved panelling below windows, each of four panes, with some mid C19 obscured finely ridged glass. The wide entrance with C19 double doors to the front of the left wing has double wooden gates at the foot of the bridge stairs; these have chamfered members to diagonally-crossed struts in rectangular frames with vertical iron bars passing through. INTERIOR: virtually unchanged with high skirting boards and 4-panel doors. The booking hall has a large rectangular lantern with a planked hipped roof over a row of square panes with panels below. The window onto the booking office is 11-light reaching to the high ceiling; it has stopped chamfers to the mullions and transom.

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