Tunstall

TUNSTALL AREA

Tunstall was one of the six towns that federated to form the City of Stoke-on-Trent. It is the most northern, and fourth largest town of the Potteries. It is situated in the 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 when it was transformed by industrialisation made possible by the building of the Trent and Mersey Canal. By 1818 there were 18 potteries. 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
Enamel muffle kilns at Alfred Meakin’s Eastwood Tile Works
The image was first published in a souvenir booklet
to mark the visit of King George V and Queen Mary on 23 April 1913 
Many thanks to Ben Miller, Assistant Curator of Ceramics,
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, for help in identifying this photo. March 2019




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

Tunstall
Henry Richard's Ceramic Tile works
Williamson Street
Photo: source unknown  Date: unknown




Keele Street Pottery. Excavation May 2019   
At the end of May 2019 officials from the Stoke-on-Trent City Archaeology Service excavated the site of a bottle oven in Keele Street, Tunstall. The site was soon to be developed for housing.







BOTTLE OVENS STILL STANDING?

No bottle ovens remain standing in Tunstall.