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The Views, Penkhull - Sir Oliver Lodge's Birthplace
pen drawing by Neville Malkin - May 1976

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Listed Buildings in Stoke-on-Trent and area

The Views and adjoining house, Penkhull

1 & 2 The Views, off Penkhull New Road
Heritage No.
113 A B
Date Listed
19 April 1972
Building: "The Views"
Location: STOKE ON TRENT SJ84SE Penkhull New Road

The Views, Penkhull
The Views, Penkhull

photo:   Clive Shenton  May 2001

Pair of houses. Early 19th Century.

Painted brick with plain tiled roof. 2-storeyed, of one and two unit plan. The larger house has central doorway in flat roofed porch with round arched entrance, flanked by wide 16-pane sash windows with flat arched rendered heads on each floor, and an additional window over the doorway.

Central rear wing, and lower added or raised bay to the left with squared bay window. The smaller house has a doorway to the left beneath a wood canopy carried on moulded console brackets, and a canted bay window with slate roof and small upper panes to sashes. 16-pane sashes above.

Side wall stacks in both dwellings. Modillion eaves cornice across the whole facade.

Sir Oliver Lodge, the celebrated scientist, was born on June 12 1851 at 'The Views' Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent. He was knighted and made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1902. Lodge's original work in physics includes investigations of lightning, the voltaic cell and electrolysis, and electromagnetic waves.



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