Burslem  Staffordshire


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

Burslem, par., mun. bor., and market town, N. Staffordshire, within the parl. bor. of Hanley, on Grand Trunk Canal, 20 miles NE. of Stafford and 149 miles NW. of London -- par., 3121 ac., pop. 28,249; bor., 2419 ac., pop. 26,522; 2 Banks. Market-days, Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday; is called- the "Mother of the Potteries" and produces porcelain, parian, encaustic tiles, &c.; birthplace of Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795), the great improver of the earthenware mfr. ...

of Staffordshire. The Wedgwood Memorial (1865) comprises a school of art, a free library, and a museum. The town is very old. In the neighbourhood are coal mines.

Burslem through time

Burslem 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 Burslem itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th May 2022

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