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Latitude: 52.6602 / 52°39'36"N
Longitude: -3.147 / 3°8'49"W
OS Eastings: 322515
OS Northings: 307557
OS Grid: SJ225075
Mapcode National: GBR B0.5FVW
Mapcode Global: WH79P.MDMH
Entry Name: ,9,Church Street,Welshpool,,,
Listing Date: 29 February 1996
Last Amended: 29 February 1996
Source ID: 16655
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Immediately left of the passage leading to Puzzle Square.
Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)
Built-Up Area: Welshpool
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
History: Built on the site of a malt-house as the depot for the Welshpool foundry of J.M.Morris, to designs by Mr Hurst, the Borough Surveyor, c1890.
Exterior: Brick with stone dressings and slate roof. 3 storeys, 5-bay range, articulated by a strong cornice band over the second storey, and by pilasters between the bays. Pedimented central bay houses entrance: paired doors in round-headed archway with terracotta keyblock. Similarly detailed openings to floor-length windows in right-hand bays - the left hand bays altered by the insertion of a shop front. Paired windows in each bay to first floor are 2-pane sashes with stone sills, lintels and frieze band. Segmentally arched heads with stone springers and keystones to 2-pane sashes paired in each bay above the principle cornice band. Lettered frieze below the eaves records 'J & M Morris Agricultural Implement Depot'. Similar detail in 3-bay return elevation, with central doorway.
Warehousing was an important component in the commercial significance of Welshpool during the C19 - this building represents an excellent example of the type, given a clear architectural expression of its character and status.
Reference: Ion Trant, The Changing Face of Welshpool, 1986, p.117.
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