Chatterley Whitfield: pithead baths complex (18-21), Biddulph Road, Stoke-on-Trent - Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)

Originally opened in the 1860s, Chatterley Whitfield became the first mine in Britain to draw more than a million tons of coal in a year in 1937. The pithead baths and canteen were erected at this time and are of interest as an example of large-scale provision for miners in the early C20. On the closure of the mine, the buildings were used to accommodate a museum which has since closed. The whole colliery site is now vacant and these buildings are in very poor condition.

Chatterley Whitfield: pithead baths complex (18-21), Biddulph Road, Stoke-on-Trent - Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Chatterley Whitfield: Pithead Baths Complex (18-21)
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1260223
  • Local Planning Authority: Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Industrial > Mining industry site

Location

  • Building Name: Chatterley Whitfield: pithead baths complex (18-21)
  • Street Name: Biddulph Road
  • Locality: Stoke-on-Trent
  • 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: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Local authority

Contact Details

Eilis Scott 0121 625 6886

Next steps

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