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Latitude: 53.0457 / 53°2'44"N
Longitude: -2.1979 / 2°11'52"W
OS Eastings: 386832
OS Northings: 349844
OS Grid: SJ868498
Mapcode National: GBR MF2.SQ
Mapcode Global: WHBCM.6PNY
Entry Name: Old Town Hall (Burslem Recreation Centre)
Listing Date: 2 October 1951
Last Amended: 15 March 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1195811
English Heritage Legacy ID: 384448
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, ST6
County: City of Stoke-on-Trent
Electoral Ward/Division: Burslem Central
Built-Up Area: Stoke-on-Trent
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Church of England Parish: Burslem St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
STOKE ON TRENT
SJ8649NE MARKET PLACE, Burslem
613-1/10/14 Old Town Hall (Burslem Recreation
(Formerly Listed as:
MARKET PLACE, Burslem
Former Town Hall)
Formerly known as: Public Library.
Former town hall. 1854. By GT Robinson of Leamington. Ashlar.
2-storeyed, the main hall of 7 bays with western tower over
open entrance or passage way. Baroque in inspiration. Battered
ground floor of channelled ashlar with heavy moulded plinth
carrying paired Corinthian pilasters to first floor which
support cornice beneath parapet with pronounced overhang and
frieze. Ground floor windows set in coved recesses with
keystones, tall round-arched windows above. West tower has
open ground floor with coved arches on 3 sides and paired
Corinthian columns at outer angles. Volutes to clock tower
terminate in caryatids carrying the blocking course beneath
octagonal turret with ogival roof and angel finial. Eastern
end divided into 3 bays with pilasters to first storey.
Central doorway to ground floor with coved architrave to
panelled door. Upper sash windows have shell motifs as hood.
INTERIOR: double staircase with heavily scrolled iron
balusters, and heavy classical architraves to doorways. Main
chamber at first floor level, with Corinthian pilasters
articulating the walls, coved ceiling with elaborate
Listing NGR: SJ8683249844
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