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Latitude: 53.0254 / 53°1'31"N
Longitude: -2.179 / 2°10'44"W
OS Eastings: 388088
OS Northings: 347583
OS Grid: SJ880475
Mapcode National: GBR MK9.VZ
Mapcode Global: WHBCT.H6LZ
Entry Name: Telephone Buildings
Listing Date: 15 March 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1195853
English Heritage Legacy ID: 384509
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, ST1
County: City of Stoke-on-Trent
Electoral Ward/Division: Etruria and Hanley
Built-Up Area: Stoke-on-Trent
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Church of England Parish: Hanley St Luke
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ 84 NE, 613-1/8/58
STOKE ON TRENT,
Trinity Street (south side),
Former telephone exchange and offices. c1900. Brick and
terracotta with plain tiled roof.
Eclectic style, with main block of three storeys, and three narrow
bays with flanking towers, all vertical spaces elongated.
Doorway to right with terracotta scroll and lettering over
giving name, "Telephone Buildings". Ornate 6-panelled door
with stained glass to overlight in segmentally pedimented head
carried on bulbous recessed columns with rusticated surrounds
and high bases.
Central segmentally-arched window with mullioned and transomed
oriel bay over. Balustraded parapet above and three round-arched
upper windows. Outer first-floor windows, of two mullioned and
transomed lights, have shallow pedimented heads with
egg-and-dart decoration. Moulded terracotta architrave to
lower left-hand window. Moulded string course and eaves band.
Towers have decorative terracotta panels and corbel table and
bell-cast tiled roofs and leaded turrets carried on bulbous
balusters. Central dormer in roof of three lights with pediment.
Wrought-iron balustrading forms ridge cresting.
Lower block adjoins to right, two bays, with coped gable and
segmentally arched 3-light window. Doorway to right with
terracotta moulding and pediment over.
Listing NGR: SJ8808847583
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