Former Wedgwood Institute (Public Library), Queen Street, Burslem - Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)

This art school, gallery and library complex was built in 1869 and constructed in brick and terracotta with an ornamented facade. The long term aspiration for this derelict building is to bring it back into use. A first phase of repairs to re-roof the front range and carry out other assorted works was finished in autumn 2016. A funding strategy to implement a second phase of work to complete the repairs to the external envelop and refurbish the interior remains to be agreed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and negotiations with partner organisations are on-going.

Former Wedgwood Institute (Public Library), Queen Street, Burslem - Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: FORMER WEDGWOOD INSTITUTE (PUBLIC LIBRARY)
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1195840
  • Local Planning Authority: Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Education > Institute

Location

  • Building Name: Former Wedgwood Institute (Public Library)
  • Street Name: Queen Street
  • Locality: Burslem
  • Unitary Authority: Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Stoke-on-Trent North
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Eilis Scott 0121 625 6886

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England