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,9,Church Street,Welshpool,,,

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6602 / 52°39'36"N

Longitude: -3.147 / 3°8'49"W

OS Eastings: 322515

OS Northings: 307557

OS Grid: SJ225075

Mapcode National: GBR B0.5FVW

Mapcode Global: WH79P.MDMH

Plus Code: 9C4RMV63+35

Entry Name: ,9,Church Street,Welshpool,,,

Listing Date: 29 February 1996

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16655

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Immediately left of the passage leading to Puzzle Square.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Built-Up Area: Welshpool

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History: Built on the site of a malt-house as the depot for the Welshpool foundry of J.M.Morris, to designs by Mr Hurst, the Borough Surveyor, c1890.

Exterior: Brick with stone dressings and slate roof. 3 storeys, 5-bay range, articulated by a strong cornice band over the second storey, and by pilasters between the bays. Pedimented central bay houses entrance: paired doors in round-headed archway with terracotta keyblock. Similarly detailed openings to floor-length windows in right-hand bays - the left hand bays altered by the insertion of a shop front. Paired windows in each bay to first floor are 2-pane sashes with stone sills, lintels and frieze band. Segmentally arched heads with stone springers and keystones to 2-pane sashes paired in each bay above the principle cornice band. Lettered frieze below the eaves records 'J & M Morris Agricultural Implement Depot'. Similar detail in 3-bay return elevation, with central doorway.

Warehousing was an important component in the commercial significance of Welshpool during the C19 - this building represents an excellent example of the type, given a clear architectural expression of its character and status.

Reference: Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.117.

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