CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 30582 - Montgomeryshire Canal, Welshpool Aqueduct Cottage
Listed Building 7725 (II )

NGR :- SJ2271307436 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - House (Building - Intact )

Adjacent to aqueduct and possibly also c. 1836 (or earlier). 1 1/2 storeys. Red brick. Symmetrical. 2 wide-spaced original metal casements, upper ones in gabled dormers. Central door in probably original gabled wooden porch with trellised panels and dentilled barges. Rear also retains windows. Unusually complete example of its type and of picturesque value in conjunction with canal.

(Former listing description)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Set back from the road and at right angles to the canal, alongside the Lledan Brook and the aqueduct which carries the canal over it.

The house was built as part of a second phase of development of the Montgomeryshire Canal wharf in the early C19, and was in use as the canal agent's house by the mid C19.

Brick with rubble in gable walls and to rear; slate roof and gable end stacks. One and a half storeys, 2-unit plan with central entrance. Doorway in timber gabled porch with dentilled bargeboards and trellised sides, flanked by iron casements with transoms and small panes, with flat arched brick heads to ground floor, and similar casement windows in gabled dormers above. Built into the bank of the Lledan Brook, the cottage is 3 storeyed to the rear, and has similar iron small paned casement windows.

An excellent example of a canal-side house which retains much of its original character and detail. It forms a key part in a group of related structures associated with the major canal wharf at Welshpool.

Stephen Hughes, The Archaeology of the Montgomeryshire Canal, 1988, p.124.

Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 1
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:-
Stephen Hughes, The Archaeology of the Montgomeryshire Canal, 1988, p.124.

Assessment CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -
Desktop study CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -
HLC CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -

record created 31/12/89 CM89 - copyright CPAT , last updated 10/05/04
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Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 7a Church Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DL.
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