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Backfold Farm, Foundry Square, Burslem

A rectangular, two storey farmhouse with projections at front and rear. The plain tiled roof has three blue brick stacks and caps with two pots per stack. Constructed in dressed stone and common brick ...

Baling hay at Old Greenway Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Farmer with a young workforce outside Greenway Hall farm. A Massey Ferguson 35 tractor with a Massey Ferguson 703 square baler is baling hay. The farm buildings have been rearranged.

Bank House Farm, Hanford

The photograph shows the house and buildings of Bank House Farm, part of The Sutherland Estate. The farm was at the southern end of Bankhouse Road in Hanford. Anthony Rawlins born 1873 bought the farm ...

Bassilow House, Fenton

Bassilow House (or farm) stood on Bassilow Road which ran north between Fenton Park and Fenton Cemetery. The cemetery is off to the right behind the house. At one time it belonged to Berry Hill Colliery ...

Beeston Tor Farm, Manifold Valley

Beeston Tor Farm in the Manifold Valley, near to the confluence of the Rivers Hamps and Manifold. Photographer: William Blake of Longton.

Bemersley Farm, Brindley Ford

This is a view east from Hugh Bourne's old Primitive Methodist Chapel in Brindley Ford. The chapel has been demolished. At the top of the path is Bemersley Farm, where Hugh Bourne lived for a time. The ...

Biddulph, Shepherds Cross. Photographed by William Blake.

Stonework landmark known as Shepherd's Cross, Biddulph, Nr. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Birches Head Road, Caldon Canal, Abbey Hulton, Stoke on Trent

A view north east across the River Trent valley from the Birches Head Road bridge over the Caldon Canal. The buildings in the right centre were Abbey Farm in the 1960s, now Trent Country Club, with Redhills ...

Blurton Waste Farm

The farmhouse was a "commodious and conveniently arranged dwelling house" with associated farm buildings which was part of the 200 acre Blurton Waste Farm. The three-storey house was on Tilery Lane and, ...

Blurton Waste Farm outbuildings

The outbuildings consisted of cow sheds, stables, pig styes, barns for storing corn, grain, turnips, straw and hay. There was a blacksmith's shop, a granary, a tool shed, a shed for housing the steam ...

Brook House, Bucknall

The Brook House, Bucknall, built in about 1636. It was dismantled in 1974 and moved to Knighton, near Mucklestone. Photographer: William Blake of Longton.

Brookhouse Farm, Brindley Ford, Stoke-on-Trent

Brookhouse Farm at the junction of Peck Mill Lane and Outclough Road (formerly High Street). The camera is looking south towards Chatterley Whitfield Colliery's spoil tip and chimney.

Canefield & Palm. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide showing a canefield and palms. Taken in a foreign location.

Cheadle Road, Draycott-in-the-Moors

Looking north along Cheadle Road towards the junction with Uttoxeter Road in Draycott-in-the-Moors. The outbuilding to the left still stands but has been converted into single-storey garages. Outside ...

Cheadle Road, Draycott-in-the-Moors

Village scene including a man at work near the junction with Cheadle Road and Uttoxeter Road, Draycott-in-the-Moors. On the left is the Draycott Arms public house which closed in 2022 and is now (2023) ...

Checkley Church. Photographed by William Blake.

Church exterior taken at St. Mary & All Saint's Church, Church Lane, Checkley, Staffordshire.

Checkley from the South. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape overlooking Checkley, Staffordshire. This view was taken from Checkley Bank, to the south of the village. Rectory Farm can be seen to the right.

Checkley Village from Checkley Bank. Photographed by William Blake.

Landscape with a view of Checkley Village taken from Checkley Bank, Staffordshire.