CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 36460 - Welshpool, Berriew Road Former Grammar School
Listed Building 16577 (II )

NGR :- SJ2246507297 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- 19th century - School (Building - Intact )

Listed building

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Set back from the road in the former school yard.

Simple gothic revival style. Brick with stone dressings and slate roof, surmounted by a spirelet over the entrance; axial stack in the angle of main range and cross wing. Comprises main range with gabled cross wing to left, and hipped roofed tower advanced to right. Main range articulated as 3 bays divided by buttresses, with 3-light steeply arched traceried windows. Continuous string course over the ground floor, and central upper window (paired foiled lancets, blocked) contained in a coped gabled dormer breaking the eaves line. Traces of a further upper window now removed visible in the left hand bay. Cross wing to left has 3-light steeply arched stone traceried window to ground floor, and paired foiled lancets above the string course. Narrow lancet light in gable apex. Return elevation has paired banded windows to ground floor, each with 4 foiled lancets. The advanced tower to the right has tall, tiered window now blocked, but with fragments of the original tracery surviving at the head, which is set beneath a steep dormer gable. The pyramidal roof of the tower is surmounted by a fleche.

A good example of a mid C19 gothic revival school in an urban context.

Eva Bredsdorff, Welshpool in Old Photographs, 1993, p.91; Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.106; 'General Plan of the District of Welchpool Prepared for the Purposes of the Public Health Act, 1854', National Library of Wales.

Sources:-
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:-
Eva Bredsdorff, Welshpool in Old Photographs, 1993, p.91;
Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.106;
'General Plan of the District of Welshpool Prepared for the Purposes of the Public Health Act, 1854', National Library of Wales.


Events:-
Assessment CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -
Desktop study CPAT / 2003(31/08/03) -
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record created 13/09/96 BC96 - 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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