CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 30707 - Welshpool, Mount Street 38
Listed Building 7821 (II )

NGR :- SJ2211907629 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Medieval ? - House (Building - Intact )

Probably C16 timber frame, remodelled in C18. Forms wing at right-angles to no 36 and 37. Rendered. One window (unbarred sash above, altered below). Modern door on left. Quadrangulated ceiling beams with complex moulding; finely chamfered joists.

(Former listing description)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

On the corner with Chapel Street.

Now a single house, the property was originally the cross wing of a larger hall and cross-wing type house, together with Nos 36-37. The quality of the internal detail in this range, and its plan-form which comprised 2 heated rooms on each floor, suggests that this may in fact have been the principal range, with kitchen and service rooms in the wing which now comprises Nos 36-37. If so, this represents a highly unusual interpretation of a common vernacular plan form (in which the long range would represent the hall), presumably as an adaptation to the more constrained use of land in an urban context. At some time prior to 1881, it was in use as a public house (The Angel).

able faces street: render over timber framing (exposed in gable apex); slate roof and brick side wall stack towards rear. The main stack is also brick, but set within the roof of Nos 36-37. Inserted doorway to left, and renewed 3-light window alongside it. 2-light window above also renewed. Decorative framing in gable apex has chevron bracing either side of central cruciform timbers and queen posts.

The house is planned with 2 rooms on each floor, with principle room set to the front. The main room on the ground floor has deep moulded beams panelling the ceiling (the moulding running over run-out stops on the 2 axial beams), and counter-changing stop-chamfered joists. Multi-roll moulding on bressumer of fireplace. Rear room (separated by a partially exposed close-studded partition) has simpler chamfered axial beam. First floor has similar configuration, and the front room also has paired axial beams with deep moulding and stop- chamfers. Square panelled framing exposed in partition, and 3-light wood mullioned window exposed in E wall. Multi-roll moulded fireplace bressumer. Deep moulding to axial beams of rear room (subdivided to create a staircase to attic storey), and square panelled framed partition at head of stairs, with chamfered arched head of former doorway. Cellar also has stop chamfered axial beams and joists, and may also have originally been heated (part of possible bressumer exposed below the main stack, fireplace recess in rear room). Modern interior woodwork including attic oak staircase, by Ron Sims, architect, of York.

No 38 represents part of an important example of an early town-house, based on a common rural plan-type; this wing retains its early layout substantially intact, and the original detailing is of exceptional quality.

Sources:-
CPAT visit form , 1992 , ,
Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 33
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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Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 7a Church Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DL.
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