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Wynnstay Arms Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6478 / 52°38'52"N

Longitude: -3.3256 / 3°19'31"W

OS Eastings: 310415

OS Northings: 306392

OS Grid: SJ104063

Mapcode National: GBR 9R.6CWT

Mapcode Global: WH79L.WPLY

Plus Code: 9C4RJMXF+4Q

Entry Name: Wynnstay Arms Hotel

Listing Date: 1 April 1996

Last Amended: 1 April 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18357

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Located at the corner of Broad Street and Watergate Street in a prominent position opposite the church. The main doorway is reached by a flight of stone steps leading up to a terrace.

County: Powys

Community: Llanfair Caereinion

Community: Llanfair Caereinion

Built-Up Area: Llanfair Caereinion

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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One of two important coaching inns in the town, known until c1885 as The Cross Foxes Hotel and the base for local barriers. The earliest part of the present building probably dates from mid C18 but by 1880 had been much extended and altered. The present NW wing may have been part of the original building but was increased in height after 1865. By 1900 The Wynnstay Arms also traded as a “Motor Garage”. Its stables and outbuildings survived on the W side of Watergate Street until 1974.


Main elevation facing High Street is two storeys with attics and cellar, a three window range with E gable stack. Advanced two storey wing to W with axial and S gable stack has five window return elevation to Watergate Street. Main range also has gabled wing to rear (S) into former yard. Main range is lined-out render over brick. Western range facing Watergate Street is brickwork laid in Flemish bond, whitened, slate roof coverings throughout. Window openings generally narrow and under square heads with painted cills. Boarded up with no evidence for window detail except for dormer windows which are four-pane sashes. Gable facing Broad Street: a two-storey canted bay window has been added. The W side of this range has five windows under segmental brick arches. Doors where visible are modern. In the angle between the two principle ranges is a small quadrant shaped structure, two storey high with a flat roof. It has one blocked window opening. On the E wall of the gable range is a motif of the Cycling Tourist Club date c1920, a line of iron brackets, and a blocked opening with an arched head.


Not accessible, boarded up and in poor condition at the time of inspection. The building is said to contain a late C17 staircase.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a large and previously important coaching inn in a prominent central site, and for its group value with the church and buildings in Broad Street.

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