Lost Bridgwater is a place to explore the demolished buildings of our town. Only a handful are listed here so far, a fraction of the total lost over the centuries and there are still many, many more to go, so check back from time to time. We also regularly update existing pages as new evidence comes to light.
Contributions are welcome, especially for more modern buildings lost in recent years, or just additions to existing pages. New or old, large or small, it all adds to our understanding of the Bridgwater of the past. From Bridgwater Castle to brickyard coal sheds, we hope to cover everything.
Articles in Lost Bridgwater are arranged in chronological order of when they were first built, with demolition dates added to the titles. You’ll see that demolition occurred in waves, with phases in the late nineteenth century, or mid-twentieth century when who areas of the town’s heritage was swept away. It is hoped we can learn from these losses and not repeat some of the more needless destruction. Once a building is demolished it is gone forever, so the likes of the George Williams Memorial Hall will not be seen again. It is hoped this will help us cherish what we have while it lasts. To help preserve the town’s heritage, consider becoming a member of the Bridgwater and District Civic Society.