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Lost Bridgwater
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The following series of articles seek to explore the history of Bridgwater through its lost architectural heritage. These stories will be fascinating in their own right, an insight into the changing needs and demands of the towns folk over time, in the creation, changing uses and destruction of their standing structures.

The project is also conducted in mind of the cliche: 'to appreciate what you have, you have to understand what's been lost.' It is hoped that it will create a greater awareness of the need to appreciate our civic environment and avoid some of the careless and mindless destruction and neglect that is ever present through these accounts.
Research Pages
Bridgwater CastleWest Quay to York Buildings
The West Street Area including Albert Street

The Medieval Friary Friarn Street
The Medieval Hospital Eastover
The Stone Bridge Town Centre
The Lytil Mill Blake Street
The High Cross Cornhill
Kidsbury and the Jews' Churchyard [.pdf file]
The Shambles High Street
Binford Place near Fore Street
The Assize Halls High Street
St. Mary Street by the Cornhill
Henry Harvey's House East Quay
The Post Office on the Cornhill
Holy Trinity Church Taunton Road
The Vicarage of the Church of St John Monmouth Street
Sion Chapel Friarn Street
The Congregational Chapel Fore Street
The George Williams Memorial Hall Eastover
Fox Fowler and Co. Cornhill
The Blake Gardens Folly near the Rose Garden
Wyld's Cement Lime Brick and Tile Works Wyld's Road
Westover School Wembdon Road

Links to other sites

St.Joseph's Roman Catholic congregation had a very informative website which includes pages on The Gordon Terrace Catholic Chapel and the demolition of the Chapel Street Co-op Building
St.Joseph's Roman Catholic Church research on the Bridgwater Northgate Workhouse
Bridgwater Workhouse

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