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© Mr John H. Sparkes

IoE Number: 374023
Location: CASTLE WALL TO REAR OF NOS 10 TO 14 (CONSEC). WATER GATE. VAULTED UNDERCROFT), WEST QUAY (west side)
  BRIDGWATER, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 04 April 2007
Date listed: 24 March 1950
Date of last amendment: 31 January 1994
Grade II*

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BRIDGWATER ST2937SE WEST QUAY 736-1/10/205 (West side) 24/03/50 Castle wall, watergate and undercroft (Formerly Listed as: WEST QUAY (West side) Castle wall to rear of Nos.10-14 (consec). Water Gate. Vaulted Undercroft) GV II* Castle wall, watergate and undercroft. C13. Red Wembdon sandstone rubble, some blue lias limestone to the wall, rubblestone and some Ham Hill stone to the arch; brick vaults, probably C18, to the rear in Bond Street. Approx 3.5m thick at the base, the wall at the junction of West Quay and Chandos Street is over 6m high - higher to the right - where the windows to the building to rear are above it. Within the base of the wall close to north of watergate are 2 vaults approx 2m high. The River Parrett formerly came right up to the wall. The watergate, approx 30m to the south, is set back between Nos 11 & 12 West Quay (qv). It has 3 segmental arches, the first has splayed outer jambs to an arch partly rebuilt with C19 brick, a chamfered inner arch and that to rear is rebated. In the space between the 2 outer arches is a recess to the right, possibly for a gatekeeper. Behind the wall, parallel to it, is a barrel-vaulted brick-lined C18 undercroft over 40m long and 10m wide formerly used as a bonded warehouse, giving the name to Bond Street. The rear wall of Nos 12-14 West Quay (qv) includes part of the castle wall. (VCH: Somerset: London: 1992-: 206-7).

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