Streets & Buildings

The Streets of Bridgwater and their Names

Notes on Individual Buildings

The Old Vicarage
Little St Mary Street
First Mentioned 1296
The Swan Inn
First Mentioned 1553 (Façade late 18th. c.)
The Ship and Castle Inn, or Watergate Hotel
West Quay
First Mentioned (possibly) 1470. (Re-fronted 19th c.)
The Cupola
St Mary Street
First Mentioned 1564
9 Fore Street
Medieval, 16th, 17th & 18th Century Fragments
Surviving Houses of Old West Street
First Mention in 1682
Late Medieval Cottages in North Street
The Blew Anchor
17 North Street
Possibly the oldest surviving brick building in town
Ivy House
18th Century Core
Features in the Cellars of 7-9 King Square
Built c.1819
The Infirmary
Salmon Parade
Founded 1820 (façade 1876)
The Royal Clarence Hotel
High Street
Built 1824-5
Penlea House
Built c.1850
The ‘Concrete Castle’
Queen Street
Built 1851
The Town Hall Complex
Main Hall 1865 with older elements
The Oil and Cake Mill
The Docks
First Built 1869
The Telescopic Bridge
Opened 1871
The Bristol Road Cemetery
Bristol Road
The Carnegie Library
Binford Place
Opened 1906
Westfield House
West Street
Opened 1965

Streets and Area Surveys

Notes on Friarn Street
Historical Features & History of Blake Gardens
The Eastover Triangle
West Quay
Penel Orlieu
The Docks

Heritage Conservation

Blue Plaues
Section 215 in St Mary St and Fore St