in Stoke-on-Trent and area
Former home of Arnold
19 April 1972
Former home of Arnold Bennett
STOKE ON TRENT
mid 19th century, from 1880-88, terraced villa
former home of Arnold Bennett
photo: Steve Birks - 2001
House, forming part of a terrace. Circa 1880.
Brick with plain tiled roof. 2 storeyed with
attic, 2 bays, with advanced gable to left with panelled and
glazed door with traceried fanlight in recessed porch, and
2-storeyed cantered bay. 3 narrow windows to attic. Cantered bay
window in right hand section, with paired sash windows above.
Terracotta panelled decoration forms frieze to
bay window, and in apex of gable. Raking brackets carry roof
over terracotta eaves cornice with sunflower motifs etc. Tall
The home of the writer Arnold Bennett between
1880 and 1888.
Enoch Bennett, the father of
had bought a building site on Henry Meakin’s estate for £200 in 1879
where he built a house at a cost of £900, No 205 Waterloo Road. This
is a large three-storey red brick house with a façade much
embellished with terra cotta. It has two bay windows at the front
and six bedrooms.
There is no information about the architect but there is a good
possibility that it was designed by George Ford, who was living on
the other side of Waterloo Road.
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