CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 30684 - Welshpool, High Street 28
Listed Building 7804 (II )

NGR :- SJ2225107635 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Medieval ? - House (Building - Intact )

C16, timber framed, but thoroughly restored c1900 by F H Shayler. 2 storeys. Rendered infill. Slightly ornamental panelling. 2 modern casements, including small bay upper left and lower right. Through-passage on right. Tiles to roof (formerly thatch). Modern brick stacks. Formerly Black Boy.

(Former listing description)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

In the block between Jehu Road and Powell's Lane.

The building is probably of C16 origin, but the frontage was remodelled c1890, by Frank H. Shayler, architect, of Shrewsbury. Early illustrations of the building show that prior to this it had a thatched roof, and that the timbering was not exposed.

Frontage range and long rear wing. Timber-framed, the original structure enriched with applied decorated framing c1890 to the main elevation; the earlier heavy box-framing in square panels, with brick infil exposed in side elevation and in rear wing. Plain tiled roof (replacing thatch). Axial brick stack, set at the front of the roof to the right. 2 storeys, 2-window range. Render over ground floor, which has doorway offset to the left, a battened plank door with ornamental hinges; 3-light canted oriel window to right, and a smaller similar window alongside it to the left: both windows have traceried lights with decorative leaded glazing. Passage entry to the right. Upper storey has decorative timber work, divided by a middle rail, with cusped close-studding below, and quatrefoils above. Canted oriel window above the doorway, and 3-light casement to the right. Long rear wing is box-framed in square panels with brick infil, forming 3 principle bays; plain-tiled roof; side wall stack onto passage.

Single room in frontage range has ceiling panelled by transverse and axial beams, all with step-stopped chamfers. Similar stop-chamfered joists.

Included as a small C16 town house, which is also of particular interest for its late C19 elevation, an early example of the vernacular revival work of Frank Shayler.

Sources:-
CPAT visit form , 1992 , ,
Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 27
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,
Silvester, R J , 1992 , Montgomeryshire Historic Settlements , CPAT report 40 October 1992 .

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

record created 31/12/89 , last updated 12/02/04
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2004 (and in part Crown, 2004)



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