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No 1 Watergate Street (Formerly Twist's Shoemaker's Shop)

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6479 / 52°38'52"N

Longitude: -3.3259 / 3°19'33"W

OS Eastings: 310391

OS Northings: 306402

OS Grid: SJ103064

Mapcode National: GBR 9R.6CSH

Mapcode Global: WH79L.WPDW

Plus Code: 9C4RJMXF+5J

Entry Name: No 1 Watergate Street (Formerly Twist's Shoemaker's Shop)

Listing Date: 31 January 1953

Last Amended: 1 April 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7621

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at corner of Watergate Street and High Street, in prominent location opposite church.

County: Powys

Community: Llanfair Caereinion

Community: Llanfair Caereinion

Built-Up Area: Llanfair Caereinion

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History: House, formerly house and shop. Built c1830, possibly in 2 phases. The house facing Watergate Street appears to be the earlier of the two, and it is possible that the former shop facing High Street was a later addition, though itself in existence by 1840 (when the building was shown on the Tithe Map as a shop).

Exterior: The original house facing Watergate Street is a 3 storeyed, 2-window range with hipped slate roof with axial stack. The N slope of the roof continues as a catslide over the former shop, which is a 2 storeyed range facing High Street. Both ranges are rendered over brick with slate roofs and brick stacks. Watergate Street elevation has central doorway in architrave with fluted pilasters, and modern 4-panelled door. To the right is a flush-framed 16-pane sash window, and a 2-light casement window with cambered head to the left. 16-pane sash windows to first floor, and similar windows immediately below the overhanging eaves. Elevation to High Street has an early C19 shop front to the left with small paned cast iron bow window to the right of the entrance. Panelled door with overlight in architrave with reeded pilasters and Greek-key motif in the frieze. Cornice continues across the window. There is a similar window in the return elevation to Watergate Street. To the right of the shop front, a further doorway has panelled door with overlight in moulded architrave, with a 24-pane flush-framed sash window alongside, 2 x 16 pane sash windows below the eaves.

Interior: Not accessible at time of inspection (September 1995).

Listed as virtually unaltered example of an early C19 townhouse, with a shop front of exceptional quality. Good townscape value.

References: W.T.R. Pryce, The Photographer in Rural Wales, 1991, p32;
Tithe apportionment map c1842.


Shop recently cement-faced. It is on corner and each side has an elegant early C19 bow shop-window, (5 panes across and 4 down) in Regency wood frame. Listed for interesting shop fronts.

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