National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009



Type Statue

     The Old Town Hall is surmounted by an angel holding out a laurel wreath. She symbolises Civic Victory.
          The angel was immortalised by Arnold Bennett in his books 'Clayhanger' and 'The Old Wives Tale' where Burslem is thinly disguised as Bursley.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
unknown, None Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sculpture Copper, gilded Lifesize

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
STskBUxx007 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Previous treatments
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road Market Place
Precise location on top of the Old Town Hall
A-Z ref 56 4C
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1854-7
Year of unveiling 1857
Unveiling details 1857
Commissioned by Burslem Town Council
Duty of care Stoke on Trent City Council
Listing status II*
At risk? Not at risk

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