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Tunstall Public Library and Public Baths

A Grade II Listed Building in Tunstall, City of Stoke-on-Trent

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Latitude: 53.0592 / 53°3'33"N

Longitude: -2.2089 / 2°12'32"W

OS Eastings: 386094

OS Northings: 351350

OS Grid: SJ860513

Mapcode National: GBR 13Q.6C1

Mapcode Global: WHBCM.1CDL

Entry Name: Tunstall Public Library and Public Baths

Listing Date: 15 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195847

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384492

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, ST6

County: City of Stoke-on-Trent

Electoral Ward/Division: Tunstall

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Stoke-on-Trent

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Golden Hill St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


613-1/2/165 (North side)
Tunstall Public Library and Public


Public Library, formerly Victoria Institute, and public baths.
1889. Brick with stone and terracotta dressings and plain
tiled roofs. 3-storeyed, main elevation of 9 bays (4-1-4),
with projecting central entrance porch with Jacobean
detailing: round-arched doorway with frieze in flanking stone
pilasters, and coat of arms in shallow segmental pediment. Two
large mullioned and transomed windows above, and pedimented
gable with arms.
Outer bays of banded brick to ground floor, with stone
mullioned windows with stone dressings - continuous sills and
hood moulds. Terracotta frieze over windows reading "Free
Library Public Baths, Art and Science Institute". Consoles
carry pilasters articulating the first storey, and a
projecting cornice beneath round arched arcade of windows in
the attic storey.
4 bays to Greengates Street similarly detailed, and a massive
hanging wrought-iron sign reading "Thomas Nash Peake gave this
AD 1901" and on the obverse, "Tunstall Free Library. William
Dunrose made this, AD 1901" in gothic script.
Public Baths is a 2-storeyed brick building to Greengates
Street, linked to the library via its rear courtyard range. A
significant example of the provision of municipal facilities
in late C19.

Listing NGR: SJ8637043340

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