5 Market Place was built in the early 19th century and may originally have been an elegant townhouse.
A pilaster is a rectangular, flat column that protrudes from a wall.
The upper façade is rendered. It has half-round cast metal gutters, concrete roof tiles and a large 20th-century brick chimney. The 20th-century aluminium shop front has timber pilasters. It is an attractive building in reasonable condition, but the ground floor shopfront with unattractive corporate signage detracts from its appearance. Fortunately, the concrete roof tiles are not readily seen. Sash windows have been retained on the upper floors, however, there is some staining owing to a leaking gutter joint.
Explore evidence for original shop front and reinstate if possible. Replace concrete roof tiles with natural Welsh slate.