The Potteries Heritage Society is an independent group of individuals who care about the towns and places that make up the City of Stoke-on-Trent, its history and its future. It is Stoke-on-Trent's Civic Society, one of a network of over 800 such societies in the UK.


The Potteries Heritage Society aims to:

  • Preserve the unique character of Stoke-on-Trent by maintaining the individual identities of the Six Towns and surrounding communities which make up the City;
  • Promote awareness of the benefits of good design and well-maintained historic environments to the creation of a more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable city;
  • Encourage the creation of better streets, spaces and buildings, and promote innovative and challenging design;
  • Promote the continuing use of the city’s historic buildings, supporting policies of repair and adaptation, rather than demolition;
  • Promote effective practices to involve local communities in decisions affecting their local environments.


All these activities take money and time. We need new members to join in our work or just to give us the benefit of their opinions or subscriptions. If you are sympathetic to our aims, please JOIN US!

Heritage Advice

Stoke-on-Trent is rarely described as a historic city, but in fact has some historic buildings, towns, waterways and housing areas of exceptional quality. This is important to the City, not just because historic buildings and places are attractive in their own right, but because they help to make the city more attractive to investors and as place to live or to spend leisure time. Conserving the City’s heritage is therefore important if we want Stoke-on-Trent to become a more prosperous place.

As part of the Stoke-on-Trent Conservation Areas Project, funded by English Heritage and run in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council, the Heritage Advice section of this website, covering Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings, has been produced.