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,42,High Street,Welshpool,,,

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6607 / 52°39'38"N

Longitude: -3.1494 / 3°8'57"W

OS Eastings: 322353

OS Northings: 307622

OS Grid: SJ223076

Mapcode National: GBR B0.5F94

Mapcode Global: WH79P.LDH1

Plus Code: 9C4RMV62+76

Entry Name: ,42,High Street,Welshpool,,,

Listing Date: 25 April 1950

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16672

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Part of a terrace immediately above the Town Hall.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Built-Up Area: Welshpool

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History: Pair of houses (now shop and restaurant) built as part of a longer terrace including Nos 43-44, and probably mid C18 though considerably altered with changing uses. The property belonged to the Kynaston family, and title deeds refer to a 'messuage, dwelling house or inn ... lately rebuilt' in 1747.

Exterior: 2 storeyed with attic, a 5-window range. Brick with slate roof: the brickwork painted to No 41, and rendered with mock-timber cladding to No 42. Stack on right hand gable, and towards rear in No 41. Originally, the 2 houses had paired central doorways in architrave with entablature hood, and with lattice glazed overlights to panelled doors. One of these doorways survives, though blocked. Modern shop fronts occupy the rest of the ground floor to either side. No 41 retains 2x12-pane sash windows with flat arched heads: previously similar windows in No 42 are 2-pane sashes. Modillion eaves cornice. Hipped dormers in roof have 6-pane sash windows. No 41 has short rear wing (rubble) extended in the early C19 by a rubble and brick warehouse range.

Included notwithstanding C20 alterations as C18 town houses retaining some early detail and forming part of a group.

Reference: Robert Owen, 'Welshpool Landmarks', Montgomeryshire Collections, Vol.18, 1938, p.174 & 180.

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