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 Baker Street, Fenton
 

Location: On the entrance fašade of the Magistrates Courts, Baker Street, Fenton
Unveiling: 1914
Architect: Robert Scrivener (& Son)
Commissioned by: Stoke City Council
 



The Stoke-on-Trent coat of arms is carved in relief above
the entrance of the Magistrates Clerks to the Justices offices.

 

Description:

In 1914-15 the newly federated county borough of Stoke-on-Trent built a police station on land in Baker Street between Fenton Town hall and public library. This police station was later incorporated in the magistrates court.

The Stoke-on-Trent coat of arms is carved in relief above the entrance of the Magistrates Clerks to the Justices offices.

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 city motto 'VIS UNITA FORTIOR' [United Strength is Stronger].

At either side of the shield is a torch (not part of the arms), at either side of the entrance there are also carved portcullis motifs.


 


At either side of the shield is a torch (not part of the arms),
at either side of the entrance there are also carved portcullis motifs.


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

   

Materials:

Part of work

Material

Dimensions

Coat of arms

Stone 60cm high x 60cm wide x 5cm deep aqpprox

 

 

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26 February 2006