Pevsner and the Buildings of Stoke-on-Trent
 

Inner Tunstall

"The centre of Tunstall has no more than one really urban street."
 


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Christ Church. 1830-1. By F. Bedford, Another big Commissioners' church (cost 3,146) outside the town centre proper, w tower with pinnacles and spire; embraced.
Nave of three wide bays with pairs of lancet windows. The transepts and chancel are of 1885-6 by A. R. Wood.

Christ Church - Tunstall
Christ Church - Tunstall

photo: Clive Woolliscroft - March 2007
 

 


Sacred Heart (R.C.), Queen's Avenue. 1925-30 by J. S. Brocklesby, completed by Father P. J. Ryan. Large and eager to impress. Romanesque, with three low domes and an apse. The aisles separated from the domed nave by clusters of four shafts with shaft-rings. One big, square w tower and one smaller round one with a conical roof.

Sacred Heart (R.C.), Queen's Avenue.
Sacred Heart (R.C.), Queen's Avenue.
taken from Tunstall Park

 

apse of the church
apse of the church

photos: Steve Birks - March 2008

on Sacred Heart Church and Father Ryan



Town Hall, Tower Square. 1883-5 by A. R. Wood. Nine bays, brick, in a sort of Italian, ill-defined.

postcard of Tunstall town hall
postcard of Tunstall town hall 
 

on Tunstall Town Hall

 


In Tower Square is the Clock Tower of 1893.


Tower Square - looking westward
Tower Square - looking westward

In the centre is the clock tower, erected in 1893, in a yellowish brick. The tower stands on the site of the original town hall. It was built by public subscription to honour Sir Smith Child.

on the Clock Tower

 


Market, The Boulevard. 1857-8 by G. T. Robinson.

The Boulevard, Tunstall
The Boulevard, Tunstall
c.1950 Formerly Station Road. Other than the High Street
the Boulevard  is the principal street in the town centre.

 


Queen Victoria Jubilee Building, The Boulevard. 1889 and 1898 by A. R. Wood. Large, red brick, indifferent.

Queen Victoria Jubilee Building
Queen Victoria Jubilee Building
 

on Stoke-on-Trent libraries

Entrance to the Queen Victoria Jubilee Building
Entrance to the Queen Victoria Jubilee Building
above are the arms of Tunstall Town


on Tunstall Arms

 


In Victoria Park close to the Jubilee Building and the Catholic church is a clock tower; very acceptable. Its date is 1907.

The Adams Clock Tower, Tunstall Park
The Adams Clock Tower, Tunstall Park

 

on the clock tower and the Adams family of potters

 

 


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