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Talbot Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6606 / 52°39'38"N

Longitude: -3.1512 / 3°9'4"W

OS Eastings: 322230

OS Northings: 307604

OS Grid: SJ222076

Mapcode National: GBR B0.5DTN

Mapcode Global: WH79P.KDM6

Entry Name: Talbot Public House

Listing Date: 25 April 1950

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7798

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the W corner with Chelsea Lane.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Built-Up Area: Welshpool

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Exterior

History: Probably originally built in the late C16-early C17, and raised in height in the later C18. In long-use as a public house, formerly known as The Corner House.

Exterior: Timber framing exposed in gable end and rear elevation: box framed with square panels, queen post and collar strut roof. Raised upper storey also framed (exposed in rear elevation) with posts of thin scantling. Elevation to street is rendered. Slate roof, with brick stack on left-hand gable (raised in height in later C19), and to rear (rubble base with brick shaft above). Scalloped barge-boards in gable end. Doorway set to left of centre, in early C19 timber porch. The original marbled Tuscan columns were replaced with square timber posts c1950-80, but the entablature remains, with relief lozenge-work panels to either side. Flanking windows are 2-light casements, and the upper windows (that to left not aligned), are similar small-paned horizontally sliding sashes. All windows have shutters. Rear elevation has small paned iron casement window in catslide dormer to right: a similar dormer window to the left is partially obscured by a separately roofed small 2-storeyed rear wing, probably added in the early C19.

Interior: 2-roomed plan-form, modified by the creation of a central bar. Axial chimney with corner fireplaces (retaining chamfered bressumers); fireplace in present lounge may be a later insertion: its cambered bressumer appears to cut the scrolled chamfer stop of the main axial beam.

An important example of a timber-framed town house, retaining its original layout substantially intact.

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