CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 30663 - Welshpool, High Street 3
Listed Building 7790 (II )

NGR :- SJ2236607580 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - House (Building - Intact )

C18 remodelling of earlier timber frame. 3 storeys. Ashlared stucco. 2 nearly flush sash windows with glazing bars on top floor. Modern shopfront. Exposed timbers in through-passage on right.

(Former listing description)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Opposite the Town Hall.

Probably C16 in origin: a timber-framed building which was refronted on a new alignment in the early C19. It may have once comprised a single house with No 4, and the present through passage may once have been internal. Extended to the rear in the C19 by a single-unit cottage, and a later warehouse and stable range which were used as club rooms for a time.

Main range with short rear wing, possibly at one time forming a separate dwelling, which was subsequently extended with the addition of a further dwelling and the store-house range. Main elevation is lined-out render over brick, with slate roof. Timber framing exposed in side wall to passage. 3 storeys, 2-window range, with inserted shop front to ground floor, 4-pane sashes with steep cambered brick heads above, and 12-pane sashes below eaves. Timber framing exposed in side passage forms 3 panels with heavy chamfered studs below the mid rail, and an ogee arched doorhead towards the rear.

Staircase with turned balusters and moulded square-section newels in lower flights; splat balusters to attic. The roof shows the clear evidence for the re-construction of the house on a new alignment, and retains the earlier A-framed collar truss.

The building is of special interest primarily for the partial survival of its original high-quality timber framing. Its history of successive reconstruction (including alterations to the street alignment), and of extension infilling the burgage plot are also of considerable interest.

Sources:-
Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 23
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,

record created 31/12/89 , last updated 11/01/94
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2003 (and in part Crown, 2003)



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