CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 30685 - Welshpool, High Street 29-30
Listed Building 7805 (II )

NGR :- SJ2225707635 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - House (Building - Intact )

Late C18 or early C19. 3 storeys. Brick but partly painted. Symmetrical. 2 sash windows with glazing bars. Keystones in splayed lintels. Shopfront, largely plain and modern. Brick dentilled cornice partly masked by eaves board. Left gable rises above no 28 and has probably original, finely-lettered tablet stating "Party wall". Renewed tiled roof.

(Former listing description)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Alongside the Mermaid Public House.

Built as a pair of houses c1835, on a site with a longer history of occupation. The ground floor of No 29 was in use as a shop by 1881; No 30 was converted into a shop c1950.

Painted brick street elevation, with rough local rubble to side and rear; tiled roof with brick axial stacks set in front and rear slopes of the roof. Symmetrical shop fronts of c1950, each with outer doorway, and continuous fascia; 12-pane sashes to first floor, 9-pane above, all with flat arched rendered heads with stressed keystones. Left gable has finely lettered tablet recording 'Party Wall'.

Ground floor layouts altered on conversion to shops, but the upper accommodation substantially retains its original form; fine shallow spiral oak staircase rising from ground to first floor in short rear wing of No 29.

The building retains much of its character as an early C19 pair, and forms part of a group at the upper end of High Street.

Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.34; Information from owner.

Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 28
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,
Additional sources:-
Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.34;
Information from owner.

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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