Tunstall

Tunstall was one of the original six towns that federated to form the City of Stoke-on-Trent. Tunstall is the most northern, and fourth largest town of the Potteries. It is situated in the very northwest of the city , with its north and west boundaries being the city limit. It stands on a ridge of land between Fowlea Brook to the west and Scotia Brook to the east, surrounded by old tile making and brick making sites, some of which date back to the Middle Ages. Tunstall was a village until the 18th century despite a history of small-scale coal mining and pottery making from the 14th century. It was then transformed by industrialisation which had been made possible by the building of the Trent and Mersey Canal. By 1818 there were 18 potteries, and the population had increased five fold in the first half of the 19th century.

BOTTLE OVENS LONG SINCE GONE

No bottle ovens remain in the northern most town of The Potteries, Tunstall

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Tunstall
Richardson's Potbank, Pinnox Street c1960
Photo: source unknown

Tunstall
Richardson's Potbank, Pinnox Street
Before July 1970  |  After March 1971
Photos: Terry Woolliscroft Collection

Tunstall Richardsons Pinnox St TW July 1970
Tunstall
Richardsons, Pinnox Street
Photo: Terry Woolliscroft Collection   Date: July 1970
Camera: Kodak Instamatic 233

Tunstall
Richardsons, Pinnox Street. Demolition in progress
Photo: Terry Woolliscroft Collection   Date: Dull day in March 1971
Camera: Kodak Instamatic 233



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Tunstall
Greenfield Pottery and Bottle Ovens
Photo: source unknown  Date: c1900


Tunstall
Alfred Meakin.  Muffle Ovens
Photo: Source David Bromley  Date: unknown

Tunstall
Beehive Kiln at  Daniel Platt tile works,
Photo: unknown source  Date: unknown


Tunstall
Gordon Pottery, 1969
Watercolour painting by Reginald Haggar 1905–1988
Photo: Source unknown


BOTTLE OVENS STILL HERE?

No bottle ovens remain standing in Tunstall.