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Entrance to bottle oven, J Steventon & Sons, Burslem

The entrance or "wicket" to a biscuit bottle oven at J Steventon's Royal Pottery in Burslem. The wicket was used to place the ware in the oven. For firing the opening was bricked up and sealed with clay ...

Cobridge Brick & Marl Company, Sneyd, Burslem

The view north from Sneyd Street over the Cobridge Brick & Marl Company's fireclay pit and works. Beyond the works is Leek New Road and Sandbach Street. On the skyline is the spoil tip for Chatterley ...

Bottle oven at J Steventon's Royal Pottery, Burslem

The outside of a biscuit bottle oven at the Royal Pottery, off Steventon Place, in Burslem. The entrance (or wicket) to the oven is through the corrugated iron roofed porch. Behind the oven are the workshops ...

Orgreave Street, Cobridge

The camera is looking along Orgreave Street, from Waterloo Road, towards the Bleak Hill pottery works. Orgreave Street was formerly Bleak Street and at the bottom was the Bleak inn public house. The houses ...

Bleak Hill Works, Cobridge

Bleak Hill works was at the bottom of Orgreave Street (previously named Bleak Street), off Waterloo Road. Warburton Street ran from left to right across the front of the works. Behind the works is the ...

Cobridge Brick & Marl Co fireclay pit off Scotia Road, Tunstall

The view north towards Tunstall over the Scotia Bank fireclay pit. The pit belonged to the Cobridge Brick & Marl Company. Their main site was alongside Leek Road, the pit east of Scotia Road was a second ...

Sandbach Road, Cobridge

This is a view southwards along Sandbach Road close to the North Road crossroads, with its traffic lights on amber. Beyond the junction on the right is the pottery of W. Moorcroft Ltd. with its bottle ...

St John's Square, Burslem

This is a view of the west side of St John's Square in Burslem taken from the corner of Wm Clowes Street. Newcastle Street and Market Place are off to the right hand edge. The square has along history, ...

Sneyd Colliery, burslem

The photograph was taken from the entrance to the colliery from Sneyd Terrace which was just off Moorland Road in the area that is now Lingard Street. The camera is looking south east towards the head ...

William Kent Porcelain, Glendale Street, Burslem.

The camera is looking along Glendale Street, off Waterloo Road, in Burslem. At the time of the photograph, Glendale Street was called Stoneley Street. At the bottom is the site of William Kent (Porcelain) ...

The George Hotel, Burslem

The George Hotel on the corner of Swan Square and Nile Street in Burslem. The present building dates from 1929. There has been an inn or pub on the site, named variously the George or George and Dragon, ...

The Wedgwood Institute, Queen Street, Burslem

This photograph shows the corner of the Wedgwood Institute on Queen Street and Clayhanger Street in Burslem. The institute is built on the site of the Brick House Works operated by Wedgwood from 1763 ...

Boote's Waterloo Tile Works, Burslem

The derelict workshops of T & R Boote's tile works in Burslem. The company started in Burslem in 1842 and later occupied the Waterloo Pottery, which lay between Waterloo Road and Nile Street, from 1850. ...

Royal Doulton's works, Nile Street, Burslem

Doulton's site in Nile Street, Burslem. The works was taken over by Henry Doulton, moving from Lambeth in London, in 1877. The Nile Street site previously occupied by several potters including the Riley ...

Rear of Ford's Pottery in Packhorse Lane, Burslem

looking along Pack Horse Lane from the Fountain Place area.The bottle oven belongs to Ford's Pottery (Lower Manufactory) on Newcastle Street and the gates in the centre are the original gates to Enoch ...

The Wedgwood Institute, Queen Street, Burslem

This photograph shows the Wedgwood Institute on Queen Street in Burslem. The Institute is built on the site of the Brick House Works operated by Wedgwood from 1763 to 1772 and was opened in April 1869. ...

Queen Street, Burslem

The view west along Queen Street in Burslem, from the junction with Waterloo Road. The Food Fair building used to be the Burslem & District Co-operative Society Emporium, an Art Deco building opened ...

Port Vale Street, Dalehall, Burslem

Port Vale Street runs westwards off Newcastle Street towards the old Port Vale Wharf on the Trent & Mersey Canal in Middleport. This wharf closed in the early 1900s. The photograph shows a mix of derelict ...