CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 30712 - Welshpool, Salop Road 1
Listed Building 7826 (II )

NGR :- SJ2260607678 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - House (Building - Intact )

Early C19. One storey. Symmetrical. Neo-Gothic. Old metal window (in chamfered surround) each side of 4-centre-headed doorway and door of same shape with 4 ribbed panels and unusual gothic knocker (representing perspective of arch within arch). Across front is wooden screen of slender gothic arches each side of tall brick porch having open sides, 4 centred forward arch and gable with pierced barges rising from eaves level. Railings of about 3 feet high have light spear finials; matching gate.

(Former listing description)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

On the E corner with Red Bank, adjoining the Powysland Museum, with the former library to its rear

A cottage ornee of c1835-40, built on the site of an earlier toll house. The property was acquired, together with the adjacent site, by the Powysland club in 1873, with the intention that the house be used as keeper's accommodation for the Powysland Museum built alongside it.

Single storeyed, 2-unit cottage with central entrance, articulated by pilasters at angles and flanking the entrance. Painted brick with plain tiled roof and axial brick stack. Gabled central porch with chamfered 4-centred archway, and similar arch to 4-panelled door within. Pierced bargeboards with pendant finial to steep gable over entrance. 3-light windows in chamfered architraves to either side. Roof is carried forward to either side of the porch to form a veranda, supported by octagonal timber posts with arched braces. Short wing to rear.

Railings to street are wrought iron, with spear finials. Similar central gate.

A very good example of a small cottage ornee, which is of additional interest as it forms part of the Powysland Museum.

Robert Owen, 'Welshpool Landmarks', Montgomeryshire Collections, Vol. 38, 1918, p182; Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.123; Powysland Museum Trust Deed, Reference Collection, Newtown Library.

Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 35
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:-
Robert Owen, 'Welshpool Landmarks', Montgomeryshire Collections, Vol.38, 1918, p182;
Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.123;
Powysland Museum Trust Deed, Reference Collection, Newtown Library.

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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