Stoke on Trent  Staffordshire


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

Stoke upon Trent, parl. and mun. bor., market town, and par., Staffordshire, on river Trent and on the Trent and Mersey Canal, 14 miles N. of Stafford by rail - par., 12,818 ac., pop. 104,313; parl. bor., pop. 64,091; mun. bor., 1660 ac., pop. 19,261; 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Stoke upon Trent grew around the pottery works erected by Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795), and is a seat of the china and earthenware mfr. ...

Encaustic tiles and tesselated pavements are extensively made. Stoke upon Trent was made a parl. bor. (with limits including the mun. bors. of Burslem, Hanley, and Longton, and other parts of the Potteries district) in 1832, and a mun. bor. in 1874. It returns 1 member to Parliament; it returned 2 members until 1885, when its parliamentary limits were reduced by the extension of the parliamentary limits of Newcastle under Lyme, and the formation of the new parl. bor. of Hanley.

Stoke on Trent through time

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


Date accessed: 22nd April 2024

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