CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 36530 - Welshpool, High Street No 23
Listed Building 16659 (II )

NGR :- SJ2223007633 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - House (Building - )

Listed building

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Part of a continuously built row between Jehu Road and Powell's Lane.

Largely an early C18 rebuild (contemporary with Nos 20-22, and possibly also carried out by the Powis Estate) of an earlier structure, with some C19 alterations.

Painted brick with steep slate roof with brick axial stack towards the left. 2 storeys with attic storey within the roof, 2-window range (but originally a 4-window range). Doorway to right, a battened plank door in plain architrave with hood, with 16-pane sash window alongside. A further blocked (and probably secondary) doorway alongside a similar window to the left. The house originally had regular fenestration to the first floor, with 4 windows with cambered brick heads: the present windows are secondary, but include a hornless 16-pane sash window to the right, and a renewed casement window with transom to the left, both cutting the original openings. 2x2-light dormer windows in the roof, with shallow leaded roofs. Rear elevation retains some original windows (camber headed openings with cast iron windows with transoms).

The entrance leads to a through passage (now blocked to the rear), with square panelled timber-framing exposed in the internal wall: house has single unit, double pile plan, with axial chimney: cambered bressumer to fireplace survives in rear room. Oak staircase against the upper end wall, with some turned balusters.

A good example of an early C18 town house, with some earlier fabric, and forming part of an important group of similar town houses.

Sources:-
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,

record created 20/09/96 , last updated 20/09/96
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2003 (and in part Crown, 2003)



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