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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: TUNSTALL PUBLIC LIBRARY AND PUBLIC BATHS

List entry Number: 1195847

Location

TUNSTALL PUBLIC LIBRARY AND PUBLIC BATHS, THE BOULEVARD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
City of Stoke-on-TrentUnitary AuthorityNon Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Mar-1993

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 384492

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History

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Details

STOKE ON TRENT

SJ85SE THE BOULEVARD, Tunstall 613-1/2/165 (North side) Tunstall Public Library and Public Baths

II

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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National Grid Reference: SJ8609451350

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