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Welcome to Stoke-on-Trent's Living Heritage City Trail

Help us to curate an inclusive narrative about our city’s culture and history by walking Stoke-on-Trent’s Living Heritage City Trail from Stoke to Hanley.

Add your voice by walking the route, providing feedback, and sharing your stories so we can develop content that reflects and showcases our city’s rich and diverse heritage.

To explore the trail, pick up a map from one of our partner locations listed at the bottom of this page, or use the version below. Then share your thoughts and experiences via our feedback form linked above, or using #StokeLivingHeritage on Facebook, Instagram, X and TikTok.

1. From the Spode carpark on Elenora Street, go left and continue left along Church Street. Passing Stoke Library on your right, you’ll see the churchyard across the junction.
2.Turn left and walk alongside (or through) the Minster churchyard. As you go round the corner past the Civic Centre, you’ll need to cross at the lights and walk across the bridge over the A500.
3. You’ll pass over the canal and under the railway. Then turn left onto Station Road and walk towards the station. Cross at the crossing by the station and continue along the road.
4. At the mini roundabout, turn right onto College Road and walk past Staffordshire University. Beresford Street is the fourth street you will cross.
5. Continue up College Road with Hanley Park on your right. If you walk through the park, you’ll need to exit back onto College Road.
6.  At the corner of the park where College Road turns into Cleveland Road, stay left and continue to the end of College Road.
7. At the end of College Road with St. Mark’s Church on your left, turn right and along the main road, keeping right and walking towards the Hilton Hotel. Cross at the crossing and continue straight towards the Spitfire Gallery. The entrance to the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is past this gallery and left, on Bethesda St.

Explore andFeedback

  1. Can we have your feedback?
    Share your thoughts on the Living Heritage City Project
  2. Spode Works
    A site of pottery production since at least 1756, this site was under the direct control of the Spode family between 1776 and 1833.
  3. Stoke Minster
    Built between 1826 and 1830, the new Minster is surrounded by Anglo-Saxon and Medieval remains of the old churches on this land.
  4. Winton Square
    Built in the 19th Century, Stoke-on-Trent railway station and Winton Square are a key arrival point for people entering the city.
  5. Beresford Street
    The Mission Church of St. Simon and St. Jude was established in 1879. Since then, it’s been a theatre and is now a Mosque.
  6. Hanley Park
    Designed by Thomas Mawson and laid out in 1892-7 on land acquired from the Shelton Old Hall Estate. The focus of the main park was the Pavilion.
  7. St. Marks Church
    Built in 1833 and designed to hold a congregation of 2,100, St. Mark’s Church is the largest in the city.
  8. Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
    Built on the site of the Bell Pottery in 1956. A brick frieze above the entrance to the museum celebrates the activity of the area.
  9. More heritage trails
    Enjoyed this trail? Did you know there are more all across the city – click here to find more.

The Living Heritage City Trail is a taster of the UKSPF-funded Stoke-on-Trent: A Living Heritage City project (launching in March 2025) that will connect the archives and collections of our museums to buildings and communities in Stoke and Hanley.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council will aim to work in partnership with local communities along the route and will consult and
co-curate with users, organisations and partners to showcase the rich stories and significant heritage of the city.

Partner Locations for map collection:

Stoke Library

Spode Museum Trust Heritage Centre

Civic Centre

Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Hanley Park Community Hub