CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 30711 - Welshpool, Oldford Lane `Oldford Cottage'
Listed Building 7825 (II )

NGR :- SJ2239807330 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - House (Building - Intact )

C17. Grid timber frame, with brick infill. 1 1/2 storeys. 2 metal casements; same in gabled dormers (and narrow one extra below). Plain central door with small hood on brackets. Steep slate roof. Extension on left under same roof is outbuilding of rubble and mostly renewed brick with modern openings. Though of a type common in the countryside, and of no great architectural interest, it is rare to survive in the town and is noteworthy as residence of Town Clerk in C17. Said to have been used as prison at one time.

(Former listing description)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Oldford Lane runs to the N of the Oldford Estate, leaving Berriew Road immediately S of the Gateway Supermarket. The cottage is sited on rising ground.

Probably early C17, and said to have been the residence of the town-clerk in the C17, and subsequently used as a prison and a poor house.

Timber framed with painted brick infil; slate roof with brick gable end stacks. Box-framed with regular square panels with some arch bracing. Queen post and cambered collar truss visible in gable end. 2-unit plan with doorway towards centre: a plank door with moulded canopy hood. Flanking windows are small-paned iron casements, with similar windows in gabled dormers above. To the left, an outbuilding extension is timber-framed to the rear, and brick (painted in imitation of timber framing) to the front elevation, with some rubble in gable end. It was probably built as an agricultural outbuilding, though now forms part of the house.

Listed as a good surviving example of a typical vernacular timber-framed cottage, unusual in the context of the town, and retaining much of its early character.

Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.107.

Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 34
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,
Jones, N W, Silvester, R J & Britnell, W J , 2003 , Montgomery Canal Conservation Management Strategy. Landscape Archaeology Assessment , CPAT Report 550 .
Additional sources:-
Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.107.

Assessment CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -
Desktop study CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -
HLC CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -

record created 31/12/89 CM89 - copyright CPAT , last updated 10/05/04
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Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 7a Church Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DL.
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