Tunstall  Staffordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Tunstall like this:

TUNSTALL, a town, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Wolstanton parish and district, Stafford. The town stands near the Grand Trunk canal, and near the Crewe, Stoke, and Uttoxeter railway, 4¼ miles N by W of Stoke-upon-Trent; shares largely in the industry of the Potteries, carries on manufactures of earthenware, porcelain, bricks, tiles, chemicals, and iron; is well built and well-paved; and has a post-office‡ under Stoke-upon-Trent, a r. ...

station with telegraph, three banking offices, a town hall, a market place, two churches, several dissenting chapels, a literary institute, public schools, and markets on Mondays and Saturdays. The township includes the town, and is all in Stoke parliamentary borough. Real property, £39,852; of which £12,850 are in mines, and £642 in iron-works. Pop. in 1851, 9,566; in 1861, 11,207. Houses, 2,086. The manor belongs to R. Sneyd, Esq.—The chapelry was constituted in 1837. Pop. in 1861, 11,150. Houses, 2,086. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £260.* Patron, R. Sneyd, Esq. The head church, called Christchurch, was built in 1832, at a cost of £4,000; and the other church, called St. Mary's, is more recent.—The sub-district contains eight townships. Pop. in 1851, 17,049; in 1861, 22,466. Houses, 4,252.

Tunstall through time

Tunstall 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 Tunstall itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th April 2024

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