CPAT Regional Historic Environment Record

PRN 30740 - Welshpool, Severn Street 2
Listed Building 7848 (II )

NGR :- SJ2254407471 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - House (Building - Intact )

Inscribed in large, bold, finely-lettered Romans: "Savings Bank 1863" (in panels of frieze). 2 storeys, upper large-scaled. Red brick with ashlared stucco below. 3 sash windows, middle one in projecting section and having on upper storey a balcony in front, boldly detailed, on corbels, with balustrade. Wide and narrow bands between storeys (with panels under side windows). Double doors (each of 3 moulded panels) below left window. 2 storey one-bay extension on right has door of 6 moulded panels. Partly included for lettering.

(Former listing description)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Next to the Royal Oak Hotel.

Purpose-built as the Welshpool and Montgomery Savings Bank and dated 1863. Prior to its construction, the bank had operated from a room in the Town Hall. It is now the Trustee Savings Bank.

Brick with smooth rendered lower storey and dressings. Slate roof on boldly projecting eaves, with gable end stacks, brick with moulded stone caps. 2 storeys, with high upper storey; 3-window range, the central bay in the upper storey slightly advanced. Doorway to left, with double doors of 3 moulded panels below overlight. 2 sash windows to right. String course over ground floor, and a narrower sill band to the 3 upper windows, which have recessed panelled aprons between the 2 bands, and are 4-pane sashes with finely gauged brick heads. Central window is brought forward in an architrave with entablature hood, and has a balustraded balcony projecting on moulded corbels which are lettered 'Savings Bank' on their outer faces. Deep frieze over the first floor is inscribed with fine lettering 'Savings Bank 1863'. Projecting cornice. 2 storeyed narrow extension to the right has 6-panelled doorway.

An excellent, well-preserved example of a purpose-built bank.

Robert Owen, Some Descriptive Notices of the Town and Suburbs of Welshpool, 1902, p.11.

Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 43
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,
Jones, N W, Silvester, R J & Britnell, W J , 2003 , Montgomery Canal Conservation Management Strategy. Landscape Archaeology Assessment , CPAT Report 550 .
Additional sources:-
Robert Owen, Some Descriptive Notices of the Town and Suburbs of Welshpool, 1902, p.11.

record created 31/12/1989 RR89 - copyright CPAT , last updated 28/01/2003
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2005 (and in part Crown, 2005 - as indicated)

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Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 7a Church Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DL.
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