Architecture of Stoke-on-Trent


Architectural features found on Stoke-on-Trent buildings. 


Venetian (Palladian) Window: a three-part window composed of a large, arched central section flanked by two narrower, shorter sections having square tops. This type of window was popular in 17th- and 18th-century English versions of Italian designs.

The Venetian window was one of the favourite features of Stoke-on-Trent builders, designers and architects.

Oriel window:  a bay window in an upper story, supported from below by projecting corbels, or brackets of stone or wood. Usually semi-hexagonal or rectangular in plan, oriels first became prevalent early in the 15th century.


Cupola: a small dome, often resembling an overturned cup, placed on a circular, polygonal, or square base or on small pillars or a glassed-in lantern. It is used to crown a turret, roof, or larger dome.


Pediment: a triangular gable crowning a portice (area, with a roof supported by columns, leading to the entrance of a building); or a similar form used decoratively over a doorway or window. The pediment was the crowning feature of the Greek temple front.


| Oriel Windows | Cupola | Pediments | Venetian Windows |

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