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No.10 Wheat Street (Bishops House),,,,,powys,

A Grade II Listed Building in Brecon, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9472 / 51°56'49"N

Longitude: -3.392 / 3°23'31"W

OS Eastings: 304418

OS Northings: 228544

OS Grid: SO044285

Mapcode National: GBR YP.MF89

Mapcode Global: VH6BZ.5B34

Plus Code: 9C3RWJW5+V5

Entry Name: No.10 Wheat Street (Bishops House),,,,,powys,

Listing Date: 16 January 1952

Last Amended: 4 November 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7147

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Opposite entrance to St Mary Street.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Community: Brecon

Built-Up Area: Brecon

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Early C19 features to a building of possibly C18 structure.


Former house, now offices. Cement rendered front to Wheat Street of 3 storeys, 3 windows. Quoins, bands at second and first floor levels; plinth. Window openings with stuccoed architraves. Sash windows with glazing bars; horns also to second floor windows. On ground floor, central doorway with pilasters and cornice, fielded panelled reveals, fanlight with tracery and fielded panelled door.


Good contemporary interiors remain, including C19 vestibule with round-headed arch and 6-panelled doors; contemporary staircase. NW ground floor room with arched recess with semi-elliptical head in rear wall; window in front wal;l with fluted architrave with blocks at angles; shutters. rear first floor room with plaster ceiling with rose, and fireplace with fluted pilasters and blocks at angles. Period details also to first floor, including panelled doors etc.

Reasons for Listing

Late C18 to early C19 house with well-preserved external and interior character. Group Value.

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