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No. 2 Cross Houses

A Grade II Listed Building in Montgomery, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5632 / 52°33'47"N

Longitude: -3.1476 / 3°8'51"W

OS Eastings: 322306

OS Northings: 296774

OS Grid: SO223967

Mapcode National: GBR B0.CMQ2

Mapcode Global: WH7B2.MTCT

Entry Name: No. 2 Cross Houses

Listing Date: 16 April 1982

Last Amended: 16 December 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87259

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated the second cottage in row overlooking the Pound.

County: Powys

Town: Montgomery

Community: Montgomery (Trefaldwyn)

Community: Montgomery

Built-Up Area: Montgomery

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

End house of row of three timber-framed houses, probably late C17 or early C18, the back walls rebuilt in red brick in late C18 to early C19. The houses are marked on the 1833 map as owned by Charles Gardiner Humphreys of Bank House and on 1839 tithe map this house is occupied by Edward Tudor. An old photograph shows more regular square framing of four by eleven bays, c. 1910, the front wall of No 4 since rebuilt in brick and the windows all altered. No 1 has longer windows. Shown on OS map of 1975 as Cross Lanes.

Exterior

Terraced house, one of row of three, timber-framed with timber of very slight scantling, and painted brick panels. The timber-framing painted over brickwork on No 4 which has timber-framed east gable. Slate roof with red brick stacks between Nos 2 and 3 and against E gable of No 4, rising through former bakehouse roof. Two storeys, each house of one-window range with doorway. Modern casement windows. No 2 has ledged door to extreme left, in oak frame and long casement pair window to centre each floor.
Rear has modern gabled brick addition.

Interior

Chamfered axial beam, brick fireplace, narrow wooden staircase to rear.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as one of a row of three vernacular timber-framed houses, the thin scantling timber suggesting the end of the timber-framed tradition in this region.

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