CPAT Regional Historic Environment Record

PRN 30668 - Welshpool, High Street 9-10
Listed Building 7794 (II )

NGR :- SJ2229307590 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Medieval ? - House (Building - Intact )

C1600, restored c1920. Originally Upper Sun public house. Timber framed. 2 storeys, upper having rich inverted quatrefoil panels and two 3-light diamond-leaded casements. Lower storey modernised with timber-framed shopfront approximating to period. Stone plinth. Modern pantiles.

(Former listing description)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Part of a continuously built up row to the W of Park Lane.

Documentary records suggest that there was a house here by the early C16, although the facade of the present building suggests a date of c1600. A public house (The Upper Sun) by 1757, later uses included that of a lodging house. The building was restored in 1927, and the present shop front was inserted, and the timber framing exposed, at that time.

Timber framed with concrete tiled roof, with axial brick stack set towards the rear on the left hand side. 2 storeys, comprising main range with short rear wing (extended in the C20). Box-framing in 3 tiers of decorative panels with cusped quatrefoils exposed to first floor. Shop front forms an arcade of 5 bays with arched braced timber posts on stone plinth: central doorway flanked by leaded shop windows, and passage entry to the right. Stone mounting block attached to the left hand side. Upper windows probably date from the 1927 restoration, but appear to be in earlier openings, accommodated by the framing. Single gabled dormer window in the roof.

Heavily remodelled (probably in the restoration of 1927), but includes an axial beam with run-out chamfer stop in the left hand unit (internal partition removed).

The building is of special interest for the high quality of its decorative framing: it represents a very good example of a wealthy urban building of c1600, and its C20 restoration is also notable as vernacular revival work.

Robert Owen, 'Welshpool Landmarks', Montgomeryshire Collections', Vol.38, 1918, p.156; Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.27.

CPAT , 2004 , ,
Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 24
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,
Additional sources:-
Robert Owen, 'Welshpool Landmarks', Montgomeryshire Collections, Vol.38, 1918, p.156;
Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.27.

record created 31/12/1989 CM89 - copyright CPAT , last updated 28/01/2003
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