CPAT Regional Historic Environment Record

PRN 77935 - Welshpool, High Street, Market house

NGR :- SJ22480750 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - Market house (Building - Destroyed )

Bleaze's plan of 1629 shows a Market house in the centre of Broad Street just west of the Cross. It was a building of 2 floors, the upper floor used for the Court of the Great Sessions. Flannel market was conducted underneath. Floor gave way in 1758 and the dangerous building was ordered to be pulled down in 1761 (Gilbert-Davies, I, 2000, 69).

Sources:-
Gilbert-Davies, I , 2000 , "The Town Halls of Welshpool ", Sayce Papers 6 , 69-71 .
Jones, N W, Silvester, R J & Britnell, W J , 2003 , Montgomery Canal Conservation Management Strategy. Landscape Archaeology Assessment , CPAT Report 550 .

record created 26/10/2000 JM00 - 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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