Grade I listed buildings in Sedgemoor

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Sedgemoor is a local government district in the English county of Somerset. In the United Kingdom, the term listed building refers to a building or other structure officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance; Grade I structures are those considered to be "buildings of exceptional interest".[1] Listing was begun by a provision in the Town and Country Planning Act 1947. Once listed, severe restrictions are imposed on the modifications allowed to a building's structure or its fittings. In England, the authority for listing under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990[2] rests with English Heritage, a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; local authorities have a responsibility to regulate and enforce the planning regulations.

Sedgemoor is a low-lying area of land close to sea level between the Quantock and Mendip hills, historically largely marsh (or moor). It contains the bulk of the area also known as the Somerset Levels, including Europe's oldest known engineered roadway, the Sweet Track.[3]

There are 53 Grade I listed buildings in Sedgemoor, 14 of which are in Castle Street, Bridgwater. In 1834, Castle Street was built on the site of the demolished Bridgwater Castle, as homes for the merchants trading in the town's port. Outside the town of Bridgwater, the largest concentration of Grade I listed buildings are in the village of Cannington, where the 12th-century Cannington Court[4] and 14th-century Church of St Mary[5] were both associated with a Benedictine nunnery. Cannington is also the site of the 13th-century Gurney Manor[6] and Blackmoor Farmhouse, which was built around 1480 with its own chapel.[7] Most of the Grade I listed buildings in Sedgemoor are Norman- or medieval-era churches, many of which are included in the Somerset towers, a collection of distinctive, mostly spireless Gothic church towers. Many of the more recent structures in the list are manor houses such as Halswell House, where the south range was built in the 16th-century for Sir Nicholas Halswell and the main north range in 1689 for Sir Halswell Tynte.[8] The most recently constructed building in the list is the Corn Exchange in Bridgwater, built in 1834.[9]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The date given is the date used by English Heritage as significant for the initial building or that of an important part in the building's description.
  2. ^ Sometimes known as OSGB36, the grid reference is based on the British national grid reference system used by the Ordnance Survey.
  3. ^ The "List Entry Number" is a unique number assigned to each listed building by English Heritage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What is a listed building?". Manchester City Council. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (c. 9)". Ministry of Justice. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  3. ^ "The day the Sweet Track was built". New Scientist, 16 June 1990. Retrieved 2007-10-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Cannington Court". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Church of St Mary". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "The Manor". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Blackmoor Farmhouse". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Halswell House". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Corn Exchange". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Bridgwater Arts Centre No 11 and 13 Castle Street". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Church of St Andrew". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Church of St Andrew". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "Church of St Andrew". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Church of St Bartholomew". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Church of St Christopher". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Church of St Edward King and Martyr". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Church of St Gregory". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "Church of St John the Baptist". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Church of St John the Baptist". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Church of St Margaret". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Churchyard cross about 10 meters south of the Church of St Margaret". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Parish Church of St Mark (or Holy Cross)". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "Church of St Mary". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  24. ^ "Church of St Mary". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  25. ^ "Church of St Mary". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  26. ^ "Church of St Mary". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  27. ^ "Church of St Mary". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  28. ^ "Church of St Mary". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  29. ^ "Church of St Mary". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  30. ^ "Church of St Mary". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  31. ^ "Church of St Mary". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  32. ^ "Church of St Mary & All Saints". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  33. ^ "Church of St Mary the Virgin". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  34. ^ "Church of St Michael". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  35. ^ "Church of St Michael". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  36. ^ "Church of St Michael & All Angels". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  37. ^ "Church of St Michael & All Angels". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  38. ^ "Church of St Peter". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  39. ^ "Church of St Peter". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  40. ^ "Church of the Holy Cross". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  41. ^ "Gothelney Manor Farmhouse". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  42. ^ "THE LIONS AND ATTACHED PAVILIONS, BALUSTRADES, GATE PIERS AND RAILINGS". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  43. ^ "No 1 Castle Street, Bridgwater". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  44. ^ "No 2 Castle Street, Bridgwater". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  45. ^ "No 3 Castle Street, Bridgwater". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  46. ^ "No 4 Castle Street, Bridgwater". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  47. ^ "No 5 Castle Street, Bridgwater". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  48. ^ "No 6 Castle Street, Bridgwater". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  49. ^ "No 7 Castle Street, Bridgwater". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  50. ^ "No 8 Castle Street, Bridgwater". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  51. ^ "No 9 Castle Street, Bridgwater". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  52. ^ "No 10 Castle Street, Bridgwater". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  53. ^ "Castle Street, Bridgwater". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  54. ^ "No 12 Castle Street, Bridgwater". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  55. ^ "No 14 Castle Street, Bridgwater". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  56. ^ "No 16 Castle Street, Bridgwater and attached wall". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  57. ^ "Remains of the keep of Stowey Castle". National heritage list for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Grade I listed buildings in Somerset at Wikimedia Commons