CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 30735 - Welshpool, Clive Pl 4
Listed Building 7843 (II )

NGR :- SJ2276007339 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - House (Building - Intact )

Early C19. 2 storeys. 3 wide-spaced sash windows with glazing bars (except lower one on right) and keystoned splays. Door of 3 moulded panels (probably modern); glass panel each side (no bars); curvilinear overlight; fluted frieze; hood on brackets. Brick band over top windows. Flat somewhat projecting eaves. Rear extension on right 2 windows deep; late C19 bay. Nearly uniform with the rest of Clive Place.

(Former listing description)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Built c1820 as part of a small development undertaken by the Powis Estate. The house formed part of Welshpool Girls Grammar School for a time, and was also used as a Judges Lodging, before becoming council offices.

Brick with slate roof oversailing on plain eaves, with axial stacks. 2 storeyed with attic, 3 window range with central entrance and 2 rear wings. 3-panelled door with side lights in architrave with fluted frieze, and cornice stepped forward to form a hood. Windows throughout are 12-pane sashes with painted flat arched heads with keystones. Plain brick string course above first floor. Attics lit from gable apexes. Long rear wing to right has 2x9-pane sash windows with cambered brick heads with rusticated keystones, and a large canted bay window. Similar sash windows with rusticated keystone in rear gable return. 2-storeyed rear porch with pyramidal roof in the angle of the two wings; the shorter wing to the W has 12-pane sash windows with flat arched brick heads. Brick wall to single storey height links the house with No 3 to the left, and houses inserted side entrance.

Central entrance and stair hall with principle rooms to either side and in E wing. Staircase rises the full height of the house, cantilevered round a central well. Plain spindles, turned newels and swept rail. Simpler back-stairs rises from rear hall-way which has coloured tiled floor. Much of the original internal joinery survives, as do the moulded plaster cornices in the principle rooms.

A fine example of an early C19 house which retains much of its character internally as well as externally, and which forms part of a distinctive group of similar houses (Nos 1-3 Clive Place).

Sources:-
Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 41
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 .

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

record created 31/12/89 JM89 - copyright CPAT , last updated 10/05/04
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 - as indicated)



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