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Telephone Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Etruria and Hanley, City of Stoke-on-Trent

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text


STOKE ON TRENT

SJ84NE TRINITY STREET, Hanley
613-1/8/58 (South side)
Telephone Buildings

II

Former telephone exchange and offices. c1900. Brick and
terracotta with plain tiled roof.
Eclectic style, with main block of 3 storeys, and 3 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 3 round-arched
upper windows. Outer first-floor windows, of 2 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 3-lights with pediment.
Wrought-iron balustrading forms ridge cresting.
Lower block adjoins to right, 2 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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