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The Bennett family home, Cobridge
The Bennett family home, Cobridge
pen drawing by Neville Malkin - July 1974

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Listed Buildings in Stoke-on-Trent and area

Former home of Arnold Bennett, Cobridge

205 Waterloo Road
Heritage No.
Date Listed
19 April 1972
Building: Former home of Arnold Bennett
Description:  mid 19th century, from 1880-88, terraced villa 

205 Waterloo Road - former home of Arnold Bennett
205 Waterloo Road
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 fluted shafts.

The home of the writer Arnold Bennett between 1880 and 1888.

Enoch Bennett, the father of Arnold Bennett, 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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