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The main building is the Lancaster Buildings, behind is the Guildhall
The main building is the Lancaster Buildings, behind is the Guildhall

Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre
to the left is the Ironmarket and to the right is the High Street
 


    

Roundels - Industries of Staffordshire on the Lancaster Buildings (1938)

Three roundels, each on a different side of the building, depicting the local industries. The depictions are: a potter working at his wheel, a glass maker, and some bottle kilns.
Each roundel is flanked by a relief pair of star motifs.

 

 


 Lancaster Buildings from the Ironmarket
 Lancaster Buildings from the Ironmarket

The name of Ironmarket no doubt came from the fact that
Newcastle was a centre of iron making in the 14th century.


 

The Lancaster buildings now occupy the site of the former police station
The Lancaster buildings now occupy the site of the former police station

The Police station opened in 1834, for Newcastle's first police constable, and was demolished in 1936. The Lancaster buildings now occupy this site. Here the Police station can be seen boarded up awaiting demolition. The side of the Guildhall can be seen on the left hand side of this view.
 

photo: Borough Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme
Staffordshire Past Track

 


 


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