Heritage Trail


Sir Pryce-Jones (1834-1920)

Pioneer of the first international mail order business, his name became a trademark of Newtown

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John Roberts

The Romani Gypsy harpist was born in 1816 and famed as the country’s leading performer on the Welsh triple harp

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Brisco House

This building was erected as a free public library in 1903 on a site gifted by Mrs Frances Arbuthnot-Brisco

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Halfpenny Bridge

A wooden footbridge was built across the river some yards upstream of the present bridge in the early nineteenth century

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Textile Museum

The museum gives visitors a chance to see how the handloom weavers of the mid-19th century lived and worked

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Town Clock

The Cross Buildings stand at the end of the High Street link at its junction with Broad Street

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WH Smiths

The Newtown branch of WH Smith at 24 High Street is a unique surprise among the company’s many shops.

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Motte and Bailey

In the 13th century King Edward I granted a charter to Roger Mortimer of Wigmore Castle to establish a new town

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The Long Bridge

From about the fourteenth century the river was crossed at this point by a wooden bridge.

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The Flannel Exchange

Following the rapid rise of the handloom weaving industry in Newtown

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The Oriel Gallery

Presenting world-class, thought-provoking and challenging art in an environment that is welcoming, engaging, informative and free

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The Market Hall

Many were not happy and the scene that followed was one of chaos with crowds shouting

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Robert Owens Tomb

St Mary’s church was built in the 13th century and was Newtown’s parish church for 500 years.

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The Horse Market

The area called the Horse Market extended from the far end of Market Street to where the Post Office now is

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