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Later a prisoner of war camp was established at Colley Lane, holding Italian prisoners. Pillboxes can still be seen along its length. The Salisbury government sent troops to the town to clear the barricades by force after the reading of the Riot Act.
William Briwere also went on to found the Franciscan Bridgwater Friary in the town.
Built on the only raised ground in the town, the castle controlled the crossing of the town bridge. The wharf is now used for landing stone products, mainly marine sand and gravels dredged in the Bristol Channel. The foundations of the tower forming the north-east corner of the castle are buried beneath Homecastle House. He eventually led his troops on a night-time attack on the King's position near Westonzoyland.