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Burslem Sunday School, Westport Road
pen drawing by Neville Malkin - Dec 1974

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[building now mostly destroyed by fire, only the portico remains]


Listed Buildings in Stoke-on-Trent and area

Hill Top Sunday School, Burslem

Westport Road
Heritage No.
Date Listed
19 April 1972
Building: Hill Top Methodist Church School
Description: 1837 Brick with stone dressings, only portico remains

This impressive building was built in 1836 on the corner of Westport Road and Hall Street.
Closed in January 1977, a fire caused widespread damage in 1983. Beyond repair the main body was demolished in 1987 but the dramatic front portico remains (and is a listed building)


Burslem Sunday School
Burslem Sunday School

Known locally as 'Hill Top' as it stands at the top of Westport Road.
Situated between Wade Heaths and Enoch Woods Potteries.

photo: Steve Birks - Oct 1999


Portico of Hill Top Methodist Sunday School
Portico of Hill Top Methodist Sunday School

photo: Mr Brian Peach  - Oct 2000

Portico, all that survives of former methodist church, built as Burslem Sunday School in 1836 by Samuel Parch. Stone.

Raised on a projecting basement, with balustrading and steps from street level. 8 Doric columns support entablature, with central blocking course inscribed "Burslem Sunday School". Behind the portico, the paired former doorways are now blocked, with pediment cases.

 (The Buildings of England: N. Pevsner: Staffordshire: Harmondsworth.

Arnold Bennett referred to Burslem Sunday School
in his novels set in the Potteries.

photo: Steve Birks - Feb 2001


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more on the Hilltop Chapel

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