Hanley

In 1775, Yates' map records the townships of 'Handley Green and Shelton.' Although coal had been mined in the area for several centuries, they were still small settlements. However, the pottery industry took off with the construction of the Trent and Mersey Canal in 1777, the associated development of Wedgwood's potteries at nearby Etruria, and then the opening of the Caldon Canal. In 1783, local businessmen formed a corporate charter for Hanley, with Shelton it became a market town under an Act of 1813, and by 1830 it was considered one of the largest towns in the area.

Hanley before 1930
Photo: source unknown

BOTTLE OVENS LONG SINCE GONE


Hanley
J & G Meakin Ltd., Eastwood Works from Lichfield Street
The Eastwood Works supported 7 bottle ovens, (3 biscuit, 4 glost) - The Seven Sisters
Source: from their Centenary Booklet   Date: 1951

Hanley
J & G Meakin, Eastwood Works, from the canal
The Seven Sisters ( but you can only see 6 in this view)


Hanley
J & G Meakin Eagle Pottery from the air
Source: from their Centenary Booklet   Date: May 1950 

Hanley
Masons Ironstone
Photo: Terry Woolliscroft Collection   Date: July 1975

Hanley
Broad Street bottle ovens
Photo: source unknown  Date: unknown

Shelton, Hanley
Swinnertons, College Road, opposite St Marks Church, Shelton
Photo: source unknown   Date: 1950s

Shelton, Hanley
Swinnertons Victoria Pottery, College Road
Photo: source unknown  Date: unknown


Etruria, Hanley
Wedgwood factory
Photo: source unknown  Date: 1960?

Etruria, Hanley
Wedgwood factory
Photo: source unknown  Date: unknown

Etruria, Hanley
Wedgwood factory
Photo: source unknown  Date: unknown


Etruria, Hanley
Updraught stack type bottle ovens during demolition at the Wedgwood Factory
Photo: Source unknown   Date: Unknown

Etruria, Hanley
Updraught ovens. Twyfords Earthenware Sanitaryware Etruria Works, Garner Street
Photo: screenshot taken from the Twyford Film  Date: 1929

Etruria, Hanley
Twyfords Sanitaryware
Bottle ovens under construction
Date: February 1921

BOTTLE OVEN HOVEL COLLAPSED - FEBRUARY 2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-17209042
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Bottle-kiln-collapses-raided-metal-thieves/story-15375663-detail/story.html

Hanley
J. K. Weatherby & Sons Ltd., Falcon Pottery, Town Road, Hanley
Updraught hovel oven with adjacent muffle kiln (top missing)
Photo: Courtesy of Staffordshire Past Track 1976 more here>
The oven collapsed in February 2012

Hanley
J. K. Weatherby & Sons Ltd, Falcon Pottery, Town Road, Hanley
Photo: Courtesy of Steve Shaw  Date: February 2012, two weeks before the collapse
 @shawsteve5 Artisan potter, painter, musician



Hanley
J. K. Weatherby & Sons Ltd, Falcon Pottery, Town Road, Hanley
Photo: Courtesy of Steve Shaw  Date: February 2012, two weeks before the collapse
@shawsteve5  Artisan potter, painter, musician

SOME BOTTLE OVENS STILL HERE

Johnson Bros., Trent Pottery 

Hanley
Flint Calcining Kiln. Open doorway for charging the kiln.
At the site of Johnson Bros., Trent Pottery, Hanley.
Photo: Terry Woolliscroft Collection   Date: July 1975

Hanley
Three flint calcining kilns with one in the process of demolition
At the site of Johnson Bros., Trent Pottery
Date: 20 March 1976

Hanley
Lonely flint calcining kilns at the site of Johnson Bros., Trent Pottery, Hanley
Between Botteslow Street and Eastwood Road
From the air. On the left of the kilns is the Caldon Canal
Date approx: 2015


Hanley 
Flint calcining kilns at the site of Johnson Bros., Trent Pottery 
Between Botteslow Street and Eastwood Road 
Now surrounded in a housing estate 
Photo: Julian Read Collection  Date: April 2017

Smithfield Pottery, Warner Street 

Bottle Ovens Smithfield Pottery Potteries Way Hanley 2015 photo courstesy Potteries Bottle Kilns Facebook page
Hanley
Updraught oven at  former Smithfield Pottery, Warner Street/Potteries Way ringroad.
 Grade II* listed building. Late 19thC brick, slate roofs, single ridge and two gable ends.
Photo: Courtesy of  'Potteries Bottle Kilns' page on Facebook  Date: 2015

Dudson's Hotelware, Hope Street 

Hanley
Dudson's Hotelware, Hope Street, Hanley
The bottle oven is open to visitors. Free.
Hovel only remains - the firing chamber has gone
https://www.dudson.com/more/the-dudson-museum/
Photo: courtesy Dudson 

Hanley
Dudsons, Hope Street
Photo: Terry Woolliscroft Collection  Date:  Dec 2018