Furlong Mills, Middleport

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Date:December 1963

Description:The camera is looking southwards along Furlong Lane in Middleport. Furlong Mills in Furlong Lane, Middleport is a mill for the preparation of potting materials. It was built in 1842, marked on maps as a flint mill, and enlarged in 1913. Today the mill produces a wide range of flint, feldspar, silica, limestone, clays and glazes for the ceramics industry. The photograph shows the two circular calcining kilns with elongated necks. The mill is a grade II listed building. Beyond the mill on the left are buildings which backed onto the wharfs at the end of the Burslem branch canal.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

Donor ref:SD1480/121-11 (204/35652)

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