CPAT Regional Historic Environment Record

PRN 36527 - Welshpool, Church Street 8-9
Listed Building 16655 (II )

NGR :- SJ2251807559 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- 19th century - House (Building - )

Listed building

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Immediately left of the passage leading to Puzzle Square.

Built on the site of a malt-house as the depot for the Welshpool foundry of J.M.Morris, to designs by Mr Hurst, the Borough Surveyor, c1890.

Brick with stone dressings and slate roof. 3 storeys, 5-bay range, articulated by a strong cornice band over the second storey, and by pilasters between the bays. Pedimented central bay houses entrance: paired doors in round-headed archway with terracotta keyblock. Similarly detailed openings to floor-length windows in right-hand bays - the left hand bays altered by the insertion of a shop front. Paired windows in each bay to first floor are 2-pane sashes with stone sills, lintels and frieze band. Segmentally arched heads with stone springers and keystones to 2-pane sashes paired in each bay above the principle cornice band. Lettered frieze below the eaves records 'J & M Morris Agricultural Implement Depot'. Similar detail in 3-bay return elevation, with central doorway.

Warehousing was an important component in the commercial significance of Welshpool during the C19 - this building represents an excellent example of the type, given a clear architectural expression of its character and status.

Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.117.

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:-
Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.117.

record created 19/09/1996 BC96 - copyright CPAT , last updated 28/01/2003
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Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 7a Church Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DL.
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