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YOUR Bridgwater Mercury will be out later than usual this week.
Severe technical problems throughout last night meant that we were unable to print at our usual time at the Newsquest Press Centre in Weymouth.
The foundations of the tower forming the north-east corner of the castle are buried beneath Homecastle House.
During the 11th century Second Barons' War against Henry III, Bridgwater was held by the barons against the King.
hence becoming known variously as Burgh-Walter, Brugg-Walter and Brigg-Walter, eventually corrupted to Bridgwater.
An alternative version is that it derives from "Bridge of Walter" (i.e. Bridgwater is mentioned both in the Domesday Book and in the earlier Anglo-Saxon Chronicle dating from around 800, owing its origin as a trade centre to its position at the mouth of the chief river in Somerset.
The shipping trade of the port revived after the construction of the new dock in 1841, and corn and timber have been imported for centuries..
Bridgwater, being staunchly Protestant at the time of the plot celebrated the thwarting of the conspiracy with particular enthusiasm.
In addition to a keep, located at the south-east corner of what is now King Square, documents show that the complex included a dungeon, chapel, stables and a bell tower.The southbound side of the motorway will be shut between junctions 23 (Highbridge) and 24 (Bridgwater) from 8pm tonight.