Hartshill Institute, Hartshill Road, Stoke

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Description:This plan is of the Hartshill Institute.

An article in The Staffordshire Sentinel and Midlands Counties Advertiser of Saturday, January 15, 1859 reports on the official opening of the building.

Its original purpose was as a reading room for the Hartshill Working Men's Association and it was referred to at that time as the Hartshill Working Men's Institution.

It was constructed in 1859 by Colin Minton Campbell and is now Grade II listed.
Diagrams (clockwise from top left):
- Front of the building
- Ground floor plan showing the ticket windows, the spiral staircase to the balcony, the main hall and the former position of the stage.
- Balcony plan showing the stepped floor
- Cross section showing the interior of the building (facing the front door) highlighting the false ceilings.

This diagram was created in 1982 during the Stoke-on-Trent Historic Building Survey and is reproduced by kind permission of HMSO.

Stoke-on-Trent Museums would like to thank Mr. G. Price for his contribution to the content of this page.

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