Public Monuments and Sculpture in Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle-under-Lyme
Public Monuments and Sculpture in Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle-under-Lyme
 

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Stafford Coat of Arms and Keystone Head
at Winton Square, Stoke
 

Location: On the upper fašade of Stoke Station, Station Road, Winton Square, Stoke
Date of design
: 1847-48 ; unveiled 1848
Commissioned by: North Staffordshire Railway Company
Sculptor: Henry Arthur Hunt
 

 


The North Stafford Railway an impressive grade II* listed building

 

Description:

This impressive building has a relief coat of arms on the upper fašade, the shield is charged with a castle, a lion and two Stafford Knots, the surround is ornate.

Over the main entrance is a keystone head depicting a mustached man.

Background:

The Elizabethian / Jacobean style grade II* listed Stoke Station and the North Stafford Hotel opposite, are described by Pevsner as 'the finest piece of Victorian axial planning in the county'

 


a relief coat of arms on the upper fašade,
the shield is charged with a castle, a lion and two Stafford Knots, the surround is ornate.

 


Over the main entrance is a keystone head depicting a mustached man.

Photos: June 2001

   

Materials:

Part of work

Material

Dimensions

Keystone head

Sandstone 60cm high x 40cm wide approx

Coat of arms

Sandstone 120cm high x 60cm wide approx

 

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18 February 2006