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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
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.
Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)
Locality: Powis Castle
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
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.
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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