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Bell's old fireclay pit, Cobridge

The fireclay pit supplied Cobridge Refractories works which was off the photograph to the left. The camera is looking over the pit towards Hillary Street (on the right) and Crystal Street and Blackwell's ...

Berry Hill from Fenton Park

This was the view north from Fenton Park towards Berry Hill Colliery spoil tip. just to the right are the chimneys and buildings of Slater's brickworks alongside Berry Hill marl pit. In the distance ...

Clanway Lane Farm, Tunstall

The house in the photograph stood on Clanway Lane, now Adams Avenue in Newfield, Tunstall. In the background are the workings of Clanway Brickworks, adjacent to the farm. They were part of the Berry Hill ...

Coal Ovens at Downing's Blurton Tileries, Stoke-on-Trent

The kilns had domed roofs with a separate chimney and were called downdraught ovens. There were 8 to 10 "firemouths" around the outside of each oven used to stoke the fires. The hot gases were drawn ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cobridge Brick & Tile Company fireclay pit, Stoke-on-Trent

The camera is looking northwards across a flooded fireclay pit towards the skyline of Burslem. The photograph was taken from Sneyd Street. Leek New Road runs across the middle of the photograph and the ...

Cobridge Refractories works, Cobridge

Cobridge Refractory works was off Gresham Street in Cobridge. This street and works have been demolished, but were just to the east of Forest Park Primary School. The works has both bottle and beehive ...

Daniel Platt & Sons brick & tile works, Canal Lane, Tunstall

The Brownhills Tileries belonging to Daniel Platt & Sons. The camera is looking north west from Canal Lane. The clay pit (Etruria Marl) attached to the works lies beyond the factory buildings. A factory ...

Daniel Platt & Sons clay pit, Canal Lane, Tunstall

A south east view across the clay pit towards Daniel Platt & Sons, brick & tile manufacturers, Brownhills works on Canal Lane. The company were in Tunstall from 1822 and took over the Brownhills Tileries ...

Downing's Blurton Tilery, Stoke-on-Trent

G H Downing's Blurton Tileries just after closure in 1964. A view of the beehive ovens, chimneys and roofing tile stock for sale. The photograph as taken just west of Ballinson Road, looking north east ...

Downing's Blurton Tilery, Stoke-on-Trent

G H Downing's Blurton Tileries just after closure in 1964. A view of the beehive ovens, chimneys and roofing tile stock for sale. The photograph as taken just west of Ballinson Road, looking north east ...

Downing's Blurton Tilery, Stoke-on-Trent

A general view of the north side of G H Downing's Blurton Tileries, just off Ballinson Road in Blurton. In the background are some of the beehive brick and tile kilns and chimneys, with piles of ridge ...

Downing's Blurton Tilery.

G H Downing's Blurton Tileries looking north east towards Blurton and Fenton. The factory closed just before the photograph was taken.

Downing's Brick & Tile works and clay pit, Canal Lane, Tunstall.

The photograph was taken from Canal Lane, looking south. The high ground in the right distance is Wolstanton and behind the factory is the gasholder at Etruria. At the extreme right edge is Westport ...

Downing's clay pit, Tunstall

Looking over G H Downing's clay pit east of Westport Lake. The line of houses on the skyline are on Davenport Street and Brownhills Road. Today, the clay pit has been filled in and the land used for housing. ...

Downing's clay pit, Tunstall

A view over the Clay pit at G H Downing's Brownhills brick and tile works. The houses running across the photograph are on Brownhills Road and Davenport Street. The camera is looking south east with the ...

Downing's clay pit, Tunstall

The houses on the skyline are on Davenport Street & Brownhills Road. The pit lay to the east of Westport lake and was open cast mined for Etruria Marl. Etruria Marl has been dug in North Staffordshire ...