Project Description

DPA were asked to guide the owners of this historically significant building through the Listed Building Consent process and follow through with drawings for internal alterations.

The property is a Grade II listed property on Weston Lane in Oswestry, Shropshire. It is considered to be of significant historical interest because: “(Plas Wilmot) is the birthplace of Wilfred Owen, who is acknowledged as one of the foremost poets of the first world war.” The house was owned by Owen’s grandparents.

Architecturally, the building reflects 1830’s design and it later underwent further additions by the Salter family, to which Owen was related.

As well as providing working drawings for alterations to the kitchen, upstairs box room, first floor bathroom and the dining room, DPA also designed a three bay oak and brick garage to the west of the property. As it is historically significant, great care was taken to place the garage in a sympathetic position which would not have a negative impact on the appearance of the property. The owners actually feel that it enhances the overall aesthetics.