CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 77933 - Welshpool, High Street Town Hall

NGR :- SJ22400760 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- 19th century - Town hall (Building - Destroyed )

Town hall built in early 19th century in brick. Front part of building was set on arches open to the weather. The assize court at the rear took up the remaining ground floor area of the building. The upper floor contained a ballroom. In 1809 a town clock was installed in the turret. In 1814 alterations were made to the building to facilitate the holding of the flannel market. Further enlarged in 1836, adding 2 cells for prisoners. By 1860's decided that hall was not big enough. New town hall (PRN 36435) was built on this site in 1873/4 (Gilbert-Davies, I, 2000, 74).

Sources:-
Gilbert-Davies, I , 2000 , "The Town Halls of Welshpool ", Sayce Papers 6 , 70,72-3 .

record created 26/10/00 , last updated 26/10/00
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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