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The Tontine Shops

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

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Latitude: 53.0254 / 53°1'31"N

Longitude: -2.1744 / 2°10'27"W

OS Eastings: 388396

OS Northings: 347578

OS Grid: SJ883475

Mapcode National: GBR MLB.V0

Mapcode Global: WHBCT.K7R0

Entry Name: The Tontine Shops

Listing Date: 2 October 1951

Last Amended: 15 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195851

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384502

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


613-1/8/177 (South East side)
02/10/51 The Tontine Shops
(Formerly Listed as:
Butchers' Market)


Butchers' market, now shopping mall. 1837 remodelled 1989-91.
Ashlar with Welsh slate hipped roof. Square plan, the shops
arranged around a central atrium. Late classical style.
Single storey to front and sides, mainly 2 storeys to rear.
Facade is a fine symmetrical composition with central entrance
and clock tower over, linked to pedimented wings by unfluted
Doric column screens now with glazing between.
Central entrance has chanelled rustication and a round-arched
head. This section breaks forward and above the entablature
supports an octagonal small clock tower with leaded dome. The
entablature continues over the screens and wings which have
paried Doric half columns either side of a moulded stone
doorcase with pediment supported by consoles. Double doors and
overlights with decorative glazing.
Both sides of the mall are plain but with a central entrance
similar to the facade, pilasters at intervals and a continuous
The right side has a single bay of two storeys towards the
rear with paired sashes.
Rear is in two sections, that to right on an angle and has a
central aedicule in recent stonework, framing a doorcase
similar to those on the facade. Either side of the aedicule
are two windows with moulded stone architraves and similar
small windows over, with decorative glazing. The other section
of the rear has large glazed openings to ground floor with
further door and windows to left. First floor has single or
paired sashes and three gables. INTERIOR late C20.

Listing NGR: SJ8839647578

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