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Abercrombie House (Post Office and Stores)

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6967 / 52°41'48"N

Longitude: -3.156 / 3°9'21"W

OS Eastings: 321976

OS Northings: 311632

OS Grid: SJ219116

Mapcode National: GBR 9Z.35PV

Mapcode Global: WH79H.HGDZ

Plus Code: 9C4RMRWV+MJ

Entry Name: Abercrombie House (Post Office and Stores)

Listing Date: 11 March 1981

Last Amended: 22 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7888

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at the centre of the village.

County: Powys

Community: Guilsfield (Cegidfa)

Community: Guilsfield

Built-Up Area: Guilsfield

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Exterior

A timber framed house, C17 and early C19 faced with colourwashed brickwork on the main S elevation. Two storeys, 3 bays, the centre bay wider, and two external stacks to the rear serving the end bays, one stack now reduced in height. The S elevation has a central 6-panelled door within a trellis porch, and on the ground floor two-centred half-brick arched windows in Trawscoed estate style, the upper floor windows of 2-light metal frames. Brick dentilled eaves.

The house is extended to the rear by a link into a 2-bay brick building with gable stack, roofed at right angles, and the gable end is further extended to the road frontage by a C20 addition (not included), containing the post office. A lean-to along the rear joins the brick building.

Reasons for Listing

Of interest as having a facade of distinctive local style, and the earlier rear structure being unusual in having external stacks to the end bays.

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