Stoke-on-Trent Coat of Arms - Stoke, Staffordshire, UK.
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N 53° 00.279 W 002° 10.987
30U E 554814 N 5873099
Quick Description: The relief Stoke-on-Trent Coat of Arms are located on the facade of the Electricity Substation on Kingsway in Stoke.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/22/2021 10:25:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM145PJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The Stoke-on-Trent coat of arms is carved in relief on the electricity sub-station located on Kingsway in Stoke.

The shield has an upper band and a lower section which is quartered. The upper band is charged with two Staffordshire Knots, from the Tunstall arms, and a boar's head, from the Stoke Town Arms (the Arms of the Copeland Family). The lower section is quartered by a Fretty cross, from the Fenton Arms, and charged with; a representation of the Portland Vase, from the Burslem Arms; a kneeling dromedary (camel), from the Hanley Arms (the crest of the Ridgway Family); a spread-eagle, from the Longton Arms (the crest of James Glover); a scythe, from both the Tunstall and Longton Arms. The Egyptian potter at his wheel, representing the pottery industry, and seated atop a knight's helm forms the crest.

Underneath the shield is the motto 'VIS UNITA FORTIOR' [United Strength is Stronger].

The shield is edged with foliate decoration.

This version Stoke-on-Trent Coat of Arms was granted on 20 March 1912.
The six towns of that now make up Stoke-on-Trent, Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall, were united into a single County Borough in 1910. (Then in 1925 the Borough became the City of Stoke-on-Trent).
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Kingsway, Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 1HH, UK.

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