Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Warehouse Wednesday: Welshpool canal warehouse

Welshpool canal museum

Recovering some old photos the other day, I found this one taken at Welshpool back in 2010. 

Home to the Powysland Museum, the building is a genuine canal warehouse on the Montgomery Canal. The building was extensively restored in the 1980s, the work being very sensitively done as this photo from the Victorian Powys website shows.

Apart from that, I'm struggling to find much about the history of the building itself. At least this is a genuine warehouse, and a railway one at that. 

Loads of modelling potential - nice square building with stone-topped windows and no fancy brickwork. 


Huw Griffiths said...

Was there a rail line by this warehouse (or had there been)?

This might sound like a strange question - but a number of railways and canals were in common ownership.

(As an example of this, I suspect that one of your work colleagues might have something to say about the BCN - and a rail linked transfer basin at Chillington. I suspect that quite a bit of the BCN wouldn't have been anywhere near a railway.)

Huw Griffiths said...

After doing a bit more "digging around", it seems that Chillington Wharf has also been referred to as Monmore Green Basin. It acquired its name as a result of its one-time owner, the Chillington Iron Company.

Some people might be interested in some photos (including an interactive panorama) at: