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. The City Council are continuing to explore longer term proposals which include reuse of the site.

Site Details

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


    Building Name:
    Chatterley Whitfield: pithead baths complex (18-21)
    Street Name:
    Biddulph Road
    Unitary Authority:
    Stoke-on-Trent, City of (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Stoke-on-Trent North

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    Local authority

Contact Details

Bill Klemperer 0121 625 6847