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.

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:
    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