CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 30746 - Welshpool, Severn Street 19-22
Listed Building 7852 (II )

NGR :- SJ2259307408 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - House (Building - Intact )

C1815 to C1830. Brick. 3 storeys. 9 sash windows in all, mid and end ones in recessed sections and narrower; glazing bars except to windows 1 to 4 on lower storeys; 3rd, 5th and 7th windows on 1st storey are blind (with painted bars); also 5th on top storey; 8th on 1st storey is bay (partly margin glazed); depressed arches over those on ground storey. Through-passage doors in mid and end bays. House doors beneath 3rd and 6th windows, in pairs (6-panel, moulded, with panelled jambs). Overlights (that of no.22 and central door barred). Moulded sills and impost band on ground storey and sill-band on 1st storey. Flat projecting eaves. Built by Richard Griffiths-Parry.

(Former listing description)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Part of a continuous development on the S side of the street.

Built as a unified development and dated on rainwater heads, 1828. The terrace was built for a lawyer, Richard Griffiths-Parry, who had previously built the Mansion House as his own residence.

Brick front, rough local rubble to rear, with slate roofs overhanging on broad eaves; end wall stacks to each property. 3 storeys, a symmetrical 9-window range comprising 4 properties. End bays are slightly recessed, and house passage entries (6-panelled doors with overlights). The ground floor between these 2 recessed bays is arcaded by a series of depressed arches linked by a projecting impost band which continues across the head of the central passage entry (detailed like the others). To either side of this, the arched recesses house paired doorways flanked by 12-pane sash windows. The 6-panelled doors with overlights are set in moulded architraves; the window recesses are rendered, with painted sills. First floor windows are 12-pane sashes with flat arched brick heads, but with blind window spaces (rendered) over main doors and central passage entrance, and with a canted oriel with 12-pane sash to the right. All are linked by a continuous sill band. Upper windows are 6-pane sashes below the eaves.

The terrace forms an elegant piece of planned urban development of the early C19, and has retained the uniformity of its original conception almost intact.

Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.89.

Sources:-
Cadw , 1981 , Powys: List No. 16 (Welshpool) , 45
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.89.


Events:-
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record created 31/12/89 RR89 - 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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