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Telephone Buildings

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: -2.179 / 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

SJ 84 NE, 613-1/8/58

Trinity Street (south side),
Telephone Buildings


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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