CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 30671 - Welshpool, High Street 12
Listed Building 7796 (II )

NGR :- SJ2228007600 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - House (Building - Intact )

Mid to late C18. 3 storeys. Symmetrical. Brick. 3 sash windows with glazing bars on upper storeys, but 3 wider-spaced depressed arches on ground floor (mid one with C19 unbarred bay, left one a vehicular through-passage, right one enclosing double doors flanked by unfluted Doric columns). Moulded sill-band to 1st floor. Probably original railings across centre, with fleur-de-lys finials and urn stanchions.

(Former listing description)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Adjacent to Welshpool Methodist Church.

reputed to have been built c1815, by a former French prisoner, Dr Serph. A private house, latterly partly used as a dental surgery.

Brick, slate roof, with gable end stacks. 3 storeys, 3-window range. Ground floor has a series of 3 depressed segmental arches, with doorway set into the right hand arch, in architrave with engaged Doric columns, and stained glass in shallow overlight. Central arch has shallow canted bay window, and right hand arch is entry to rear courtyard. Upper windows are 16-pane sashes, with flat-arched brick heads, and continuous painted sill band to first floor.

A narrow forecourt is bounded by wrought-iron railings on a stone plinth: these are divided by a middle rail, and the lower and upper posts all have fleur-de-lis finials. Shallow stone steps lead to front door, and have wrought-iron railings with swept hand rail.

A fine early C19 town-house of considerable stature, which retains much of its original character.

Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p28.

Sources:-
Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 25
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,
Additional sources:-
Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p28.


record created 31/12/89 , last updated 11/01/94
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Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 7a Church Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DL.
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