The Powysland Club Library
The Library is open from 10 am to 12.00 noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Booking is not necessary. The Librarian can be contacted on 01686 413397.
The Library is at Triangle House, Brook Street, Welshpool, SY21 7PG and is normally open to members of the Club and to the General Public on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10.00 am to 12 noon. Only members of the Club are eligible to borrow books from the Library.
Directions to get to Triangle House:
Triangle House, which includes the Town Clerk’s Office is in Brook Street and Pay-and-Display parking is available across the road in Seven Stars Road parking lot. To reach this, turn right off Brook Street just beyond Ballard’s Service Station and almost opposite the Public Library. See the Contact page where a map is available.
The Library contains a large collection of rare and valuable books relating to all aspects of the history and archaeology of Wales and of Montgomeryshire in particular. Many of these have been donated by members of the Club in years gone by. There are also many reference books, such as the Calendars of State Papers, Census Records and Commission reports.
Thanks to generous bequests made by earlier members of the Club, the library has in recent years been able to purchase almost all new publications relevant to the aims and interests of the membership, as they have been published.
A large collection of Ordnance Survey 6″ maps of Montgomeryshire, 1st and 2nd editions, published about 1901/2 is available for consultation and provides a valuable archive. Many photocopies of Montgomeryshire Tithe Maps(1840s) and Apportionments are also held.
In addition, the Club has published other maps of historical interest such as the 1629 Humfrey Bleaze map of Powis Castle estate and Welshpool and a map of the Townships of Montgomeryshire and part of Shropshire.
In addition to holding sets of the Club’s own journal, the Montgomeryshire Collections, the library has for many years corresponded with other regional history and archaeology groups across the country, including some in Scotland and Northern Ireland, annually exchanging with them issues of their journals. These collections are available for consultation in the Library. Further information about these holdings can be obtained from the Librarian.