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,38,Mount Street,Welshpool,,POWYS,

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6608 / 52°39'38"N

Longitude: -3.1529 / 3°9'10"W

OS Eastings: 322119

OS Northings: 307628

OS Grid: SJ221076

Mapcode National: GBR B0.5DFH

Mapcode Global: WH79P.JDV1

Plus Code: 9C4RMR6W+8R

Entry Name: ,38,Mount Street,Welshpool,,POWYS,

Listing Date: 19 November 1963

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7821

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the corner with Chapel Street.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Built-Up Area: Welshpool

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History: Now a single house, the property was originally the cross wing of a larger hall and cross-wing type house, together with Nos 36-37. The quality of the internal detail in this range, and its plan-form which comprised 2 heated rooms on each floor, suggests that this may in fact have been the principal range, with kitchen and service rooms in the wing which now comprises Nos 36-37. If so, this represents a highly unusual interpretation of a common vernacular plan form (in which the long range would represent the hall), presumably as an adaptation to the more constrained use of land in an urban context. At some time prior to 1881, it was in use as a public house (The Angel).

Exterior: Gable faces street: render over timber framing (exposed in gable apex); slate roof and brick side wall stack towards rear. The main stack is also brick, but set within the roof of Nos 36-37. Inserted doorway to left, and renewed 3-light window alongside it. 2-light window above also renewed. Decorative framing in gable apex has chevron bracing either side of central cruciform timbers and queen posts.

Interior: The house is planned with 2 rooms on each floor, with principle room set to the front. The main room on the ground floor has deep moulded beams panelling the ceiling (the moulding running over run-out stops on the 2 axial beams), and counter-changing stop-chamfered joists. Multi-roll moulding on bressumer of fireplace. Rear room (separated by a partially exposed close-studded partition) has simpler chamfered axial beam. First floor has similar configuration, and the front room also has paired axial beams with deep moulding and stop- chamfers. Square panelled framing exposed in partition, and 3-light wood mullioned window exposed in E wall. Multi-roll moulded fireplace bressumer. Deep moulding to axial beams of rear room (subdivided to create a staircase to attic storey), and square panelled framed partition at head of stairs, with chamfered arched head of former doorway. Cellar also has stop chamfered axial beams and joists, and may also have originally been heated (part of possible bressumer exposed below the main stack, fireplace recess in rear room). Modern interior woodwork including attic oak staircase, by Ron Sims, architect, of York.

No 38 represents part of an important example of an early town-house, based on a common rural plan-type; this wing retains its early layout substantially intact, and the original detailing is of exceptional quality.

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