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No 2 Park Houses

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6508 / 52°39'2"N

Longitude: -3.1578 / 3°9'28"W

OS Eastings: 321769

OS Northings: 306524

OS Grid: SJ217065

Mapcode National: GBR 9Z.6570

Mapcode Global: WH79P.GMHP

Entry Name: No 2 Park Houses

Listing Date: 11 March 1981

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16778

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Forms the S range of Dairy Square to the NE of the castle, and overlooks the Croquet Lawn.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Locality: Powis Castle

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Little is known about the origins of this building, which was shown as a malt-house on Thomas Farnolls Pritchard's plan of 1771. The brickwork, and the first phase of openings, may indicate a late C17 or early C18 date; the existing openings are probably C18. The building was extended to the E, probably shortly after 1771, and was probably re-roofed at the same time. The original pattern of fenestration, and the later fenestration in the W part of the building seem to indicate a non-domestic use, though not necessarily the malt- house recorded by Pritchard. The presence in part of the interior of fire-proof construction also suggests a non- domestic purpose. More recently, the building has formed estate offices and accommodation - a use which may have been established in alterations and extensions post 1771.

Interior

Towards the centre of the earliest (W) range at first floor level, one room forms 3 bays of conventional early C19 fire-proof construction, with brick-arches between cast- iron beams carried on cast-iron columns.

The largely C17-C18 building forms a handsome element in the gardens at Powis and is of special interest as an early estate building, modified and adapted for particular uses.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II No 1 Park Houses
    Forms the S range of Dairy Square to the NE of the castle, and overlooks the Croquet Lawn.
  • II No 2 Dairy Square
    Forms the E boundary of Dairy Square, NE of the castle, alongside the main driveway
  • II No 1 Dairy Square
    Forms the E boundary of Dairy Square, NE of the castle, alongside the main driveway
  • II Garden Wall to S of Nos 1 & 2 Park Houses
    The wall forms the E boundary of the formal garden, and abuts Nos 1 & 2 Park Houses on their S elevation.
  • II The Bothy
    On the W side of Dairy Square, NE of the castle, and overlooking the Formal Garden. The wall to the rear of the house forms the NE boundary of the fo
  • II Wall to garden and outbuildings at the Bothy
    On the W side of Dairy Square, NE of the castle, and overlooking the Formal Garden. The wall to the rear of the house forms the NE boundary of the fo
  • II Sundial in Fountain Garden at Powis Castle
    In the SW section of the Fountain Garden.
  • II Gate to Fountain Garden
    At the lower (E) end of the Fountain Garden, opening from the garden onto the main drive to the NE of the castle.

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