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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Stoke-on-Trent Coat of Arms
at Kingsway, Stoke
 

Location: on the fašade of the Electricity Substation, Kingsway, Stoke
Date of design
: c.1930s
Architect: Unknown
 

 

The Stoke-on-Trent coat of arms is carved in relief on this electricity sub-station
in Kingsway, Stoke


 

Description:

The Stoke-on-Trent coat of arms is carved in relief on this electricity subsstation.

The shield has an upper band and a lower section which is quartered. The upper band is charged with two Staffordshire Knots, from the Tunstall arms, and a boar's head, from the Stoke Town Arms (the Arms of the Copeland Family). The lower section is quartered by a Fretty cross, from the Fenton Arms, and charged with; a representation of the Portland Vase, from the Burslem Arms; a kneeling dromedary (camel), from the Hanley Arms (the crest of the Ridgway Family); a spread-eagle, from the Longton Arms (the crest of James Glover); a scythe, from both the Tunstall and Longton Arms. The Egyptian potter at his wheel, representing the pottery industry, and seated atop a knight's helm forms the crest.

Underneath the shield is the motto 'VIS UNITA FORTIOR' [United Strength is Stronger].

The shield is edged with foliate decoration.

 

Background:

This version Stoke-on-Trent Coat of Arms was granted on 20 March 1912. The six towns of that now make up Stoke-on-Trent, Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall, where united into a single County Borough in 1910. (Then in 1925 the Borough became the City of Stoke-on-Trent).

 



This version Stoke-on-Trent Coat of Arms was granted on 20 March 1912.

Underneath the shield is the motto 'VIS UNITA FORTIOR' [United Strength is Stronger].

 

Photos: July 2000

   

Materials:

Part of work

Material

Dimensions

Coat of arms

Sandstone 60cm high x 40cm wide x 5cm deep approx

 

 

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18 February 2006