Photographs – Electricity substations of Stoke-on-Trent

These are some random photographs, more and different can be seen from the link to ‘my flickr photos’ under blogroll.

Actually they dont seem to be that random – I have to make an inventory of substations, they seem architecturally interesting

These are, from the top: Belmont Road, Eagle Street and Campell Road.  The photo of  Eagle Street was taken in March 2008.

This is the nasty tin shed which has replaced the grand substation in Eagle Street, photo October 2008..

Eagle Street, photographed in October 2008.

Eagle Street, photographed in OcBelgrave Road

Adelade Street

Adelade Street

Aquinas Street

Aquinas Street

Ashworths

Ashworths

East Fenton

East Fenton

Broad Street

Belgrave Road

Belgrave Road

Drubbery Lane

Drubbery Lane

Fenton Low

Fenton Low

Hanford

Hanford

Hartshill

Hartshill

Higson Avenue

Higson Avenue

Keelings Road

Keelings Road

Lichfield Street

Lichfield Street

Napier Street

Napier Street

Stoke Road

Stoke Road

Interesting to note that the same piece of ‘Tudorbethan’ panneling is used in this substation as in Campbell Road

http://www.thepotteries.org/listed/10065a.html
Kingsway

Kingsway A very cute substation, it has the arms of Stoke-0n-Trent above its door.

Vale Place

Trubshaw CrossTrubshaw Cross

And that is most of the substations I have photographed in Stole-on-Trent,  there are certainly lots more, particularly in the north of they city, which I havent yet found (or looked for).

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15 thoughts on “Photographs – Electricity substations of Stoke-on-Trent

    • Thanks!! the ‘linkbucks’ is a total pain – blocks yr site before I can look at it.

  1. Hiya. You are speaking my language. I am really interested in substations and have loads of diagrams that show where they are. There are loads more to see. I live in the Meir area and there are loads to see and photographs. If you send me your email, ill take loads of different substations for you, as i do that normally, but youll have to wait til around august time as thats when i get my new camera. and be patient, im only thirteen 😀

  2. Wonderful photos – I’m planning on embarking on a similar project in East London – they are beguiling features in the landscape

    • Good stuff, they are underappreciated and need your attention. The more people notice how interesting and individual they are them more they will be valued and not just demolished without a thought.

  3. Hi really liked the pics – am planning to do a similar photography project around Newcastle upon Tyne. I love to record things that most people pass without a second glance.Nice work!

    • The more people notice the discrete charms of our architectural suroundings the better their chance of surviving!! Have a great time

    • Thanks Sarah!
      very nice site and a good idea for a project too. Im not in Stoke at the moment and have realised what special buildings the sub-sations of Stoke-on-Trent are. In Bristol Ive found four so far; but they arent bad looking.

  4. Theres boards on the inside if most of these with info of cost of building and value of equipment installed, the average cost is around £760 to build and around the same for the equipment installed at the time of build,

  5. The old 132kv sub on yeaman street in stoke is up for sale, had i look in there while working on it few weeks ago, absolute amazing inside

      • Any in particular youd want to see the u side of? Not much to see other than a transformer, and some LV open switch gear but can still get a few inside if youd like!

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