CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 30627 - Welshpool, Broad St 13-13a (Hopkin's Passage)
Listed Building 7765 (II )

NGR :- SJ2245907547 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- 16th century ? - House (Building - Intact )

Probably c1800. 3 storeys. Brick. 2 sash windows with glazing bars. Earlier rear wing (no 13A) is 2 1/2 storeyed, timber framed, vestigially jettied over ground floor of rubble. No windows above; below 2 sash windows with glazing bars, and a door. Very steep tiled roof. Slate hung dormer.

(Former listing description)

Perpendicular wing to rear (13a) seen to be C16th first floor hall during renovations in 1992. See PRN17412

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Midway up Broad Street, on the NW side of Hopkins Passage. Nos 12-13 comprise the frontage range.

The oldest part of the property is the rear wing in Hopkins Passage. This is C16 (or possibly earlier), a storeyed building with a probable open hall on the first floor, forming part of a once larger building. The frontage range seems to have been completely rebuilt c1800. The frontage range and rear wing are now all in use as shops, with accommodation (disused at time of inspection) in upper floors.

Frontage range is buff brick with slate roof and gable end stacks. 3 storeys, 2-window range. Ground floor divided as 2 modern shop fronts. Wide 16-pane sashes on each floor above, with flat arched rendered heads with stressed keystones. Rear wing is rendered: lower floor rebuilt in brick to its E elevation; box-framed jettied upper storey is intact behind the rendering: bressumer and some moulded brackets are visible: the rest is square panelled framing with wattle and daub infil. Similar framing in gable removed and replaced c1990. Framing of the inaccessible W elevation said to survive intact.

Rear wing has large blocked central fireplace, and transverse main beams. In the attic storey are 2 closed trusses with windbraces; smoke-blackening on central truss which has king post and curved braces to cambered collar.

The main range forms part of a group of largely early C19 frontages on Broad Street. The rear range is of exceptional interest as an extremely rare surviving example in the town of C16 timber framed construction of some quality.

Information from Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust; National Monuments Record, Aberystwyth.

Sources:-
CPAT visit form , 1992 , ,
Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 14
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 .
Silvester, R J , 1992 , Montgomeryshire Historic Settlements , CPAT report 40 October 1992 .
Additional sources:-
Information from Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust;
National Monuments Records, Aberystwyth.


Events:-
Visit CPAT / 1992(22/09/92) -
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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