CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 30699 - Welshpool, Mount Street 5
Listed Building 7816 (II )

NGR :- SJ2217007605 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Medieval ? - House (Building - Intact )

Perhaps C15 timber frame, remodelled C18 and later. 2 storeys. Ashlared stucco. Irregular. 2 modernised casements each. Central 4-panel door with 6-pane former show-window (with cornice) on left. Stack at foot of steep slate roof. Within No 6 is diagonal chimney at rear left of ground floor, with yoke-shaped lintel over hearth and mantelshelf of complex mouldings.

(Former listing description)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

In the centre of a short terrace E of Church Road.

Probably originally a single house of C16 date, which was later subdivided (with a flying freehold), and used for a time as a pair of shops. Now a pair of houses.

Timber framed structure partially covered by lined-out render (the timber framing exposed in the upper storey and rear of No 6: irregular square panels with tension brace at angle). Slate roof with brick front wall stack to No 5 (a similar stack removed from No 6). Massive rear wall stack partly within short brick rear wing. Each has doorway towards centre (the doors themselves renewed), flanked by 2-light casement window to right (renewed in No 6), and 6-pane shop window of mid C19 type to left. No 5 has 2 small 2-light casements close-set to first floor: the similar windows on No 6 are more widely spaced and have been renewed in early openings.

The interior layout was modified on the subdivision of the original house, which appears to have bisected the main hall of what was probably a 3-unit building. No 6 retains the rear wall fireplace of the hall, with a cambered bressumer, and heavy chamfered and stopped axial and transverse beams, with stop-chamfered joists. The previous existence of opposed entrances and a partition, with 3 small rooms to its right, suggest that it also included the service end of the hall. Stop-chamfered joists and an axial beam survive in this section. Upper floor has queen-post trusses exposed in gable ends, and curved braces to central truss, with stop-chamfered purlin.

Although the buildings have been altered, they retain some of the character of an early timber-framed house of considerable interest.

Sources:-
CPAT visit form , 1992 , ,
Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 31
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,
Silvester, R J , 1992 , Montgomeryshire Historic Settlements , CPAT report 40 October 1992 .

Events:-
Visit CPAT / 1992(20/09/92) -

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