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,23,High Street,Welshpool,,,

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6608 / 52°39'38"N

Longitude: -3.1513 / 3°9'4"W

OS Eastings: 322230

OS Northings: 307633

OS Grid: SJ222076

Mapcode National: GBR B0.5DTK

Mapcode Global: WH79P.KCMZ

Plus Code: 9C4RMR6X+8F

Entry Name: ,23,High Street,Welshpool,,,

Listing Date: 29 February 1996

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16659

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Part of a continuously built row between Jehu Road and Powell's Lane.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Built-Up Area: Welshpool

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Largely an early C18 rebuild (contemporary with Nos 20-22, and possibly also carried out by the Powis Estate) of an earlier structure, with some C19 alterations.


Painted brick with steep slate roof with brick axial stack towards the left. 2 storeys with attic storey within the roof, 2-window range (but originally a 4-window range). Doorway to right, a battened plank door in plain architrave with hood, with 16-pane sash window alongside. A further blocked (and probably secondary) doorway alongside a similar window to the left. The house originally had regular fenestration to the first floor, with 4 windows with cambered brick heads: the present windows are secondary, but include a hornless 16-pane sash window to the right, and a renewed casement window with transom to the left, both cutting the original openings. 2x2-light dormer windows in the roof, with shallow leaded roofs. Rear elevation retains some original windows (camber headed openings with cast iron windows with transoms).


The entrance leads to a through passage (now blocked to the rear), with square panelled timber-framing exposed in the internal wall: house has single unit, double pile plan, with axial chimney: cambered bressumer to fireplace survives in rear room. Oak staircase against the upper end wall, with some turned balusters.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of an early C18 town house, with some earlier fabric, and forming part of an important group of similar town houses.

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