Potteries  Staffordshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Potteries like this:

Potteries, The, dist., in N. of Staffordshire, comprising Burslem, Hanley, Longton, Newcastle under Lyme, Stoke upon Trent, Tunstall, &c.; is about 8 miles in length and 3 in breadth, and is the chief seat of the earthenware mfr. in England, a large proportion of the population being engaged in this industry. Coal, marl, and potter's clay are worked.

Potteries through time

Potteries is now part of Stoke on Trent district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stoke on Trent has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Potteries itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Potteries, in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th April 2021

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