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Ael-y-Bryn including forecourt railings and steps

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6605 / 52°39'37"N

Longitude: -3.1505 / 3°9'1"W

OS Eastings: 322279

OS Northings: 307600

OS Grid: SJ222076

Mapcode National: GBR B0.5F0F

Mapcode Global: WH79P.KDZ6

Plus Code: 9C4RMR6X+6Q

Entry Name: Ael-y-Bryn including forecourt railings and steps

Listing Date: 11 March 1981

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7796

Building Class: Health and Welfare

Location: Adjacent to Welshpool Methodist Church.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Built-Up Area: Welshpool

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History: reputed to have been built c1815, by a former French prisoner, Dr Serph. A private house, latterly partly used as a dental surgery.

Description: Brick, slate roof, with gable end stacks. 3 storeys, 3-window range. Ground floor has a series of 3 depressed segmental arches, with doorway set into the right hand arch, in architrave with engaged Doric columns, and stained glass in shallow overlight. Central arch has shallow canted bay window, and right hand arch is entry to rear courtyard. Upper windows are 16-pane sashes, with flat-arched brick heads, and continuous painted sill band to first floor.

A narrow forecourt is bounded by wrought-iron railings on a stone plinth: these are divided by a middle rail, and the lower and upper posts all have fleur-de-lis finials. Shallow stone steps lead to front door, and have wrought-iron railings with swept hand rail.

A fine early C19 town-house of considerable stature, which retains much of its original character.

Reference: Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p28.

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