CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 30667 - Welshpool, High Street 8
Listed Building 7793 (II )

NGR :- SJ2230307590 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Medieval ? - House (Building - Intact )

C1600, remodelled. 3 storeys, middle one with very similar timbering, with decorated panels of c1600, to nos 9 and 10; top storey stuccoed. 2 modern diamond-leaded casements. Through-passage on right. Slight jetty over moulded bressumer on ground floor. Shallow roof of old slates.

(Former listing description)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Adjoins Park Lane House, and forms part of a continuously built up row to the W of Park Lane.

Probably c1600 (though possibly incorporating earlier fabric), and raised in height, C18. Formerly a public house, The Cross Keys, it is now a restaurant, with accommodation above.

Originally a 2 storeyed building, subsequently raised in height, and comprising a main range parallel to the street, with a short rear wing (later extended). Timber framed throughout, though partially rendered over, with slate roof. Ground floor occupied by a C20 shop front, with central doorway flanked by canted shop windows with leaded lights. Entry to through passage to right. Upper storey has decorative timber framing: 3 tiers of small panels with cusped quatrefoils: 2 windows, renewed in earlier openings (the framing pattern appears to be designed around them). Render to attic storey, which has 2 small casement windows (renewed) beneath the eaves. Timber framing in square panels exposed in side elevation; raised upper storey also has exposed framing to rear.

The internal layout has been extensively altered with changing uses, but stop-chamfered ceiling beams remain in situ in right hand bay (though internal partitions have been removed).

The building is of special interest for the richness of its timberwork and represents a fine example of a wealthy urban building of c1600.

Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.26.

Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 24
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,
Additional sources:-
Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.26.

record created 31/12/89 , last updated 11/01/94
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