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St. John the Baptist Parish Church - Burslem
"a brick edifice, with a massive stone Norman tower"
The short and stocky west tower dates from at least 1536 and is Stoke-on-Trent's oldest structure still in service.
The original roof was thatched after a serious fire, the nave was rebuilt in brick and tile in 1717.
view of the the rear of the church
The church was extended in 1788 by the addition of an apsidal chancel to create more seating
The east facing window is of the typical Venetian style - so loved by potteries architects.
"The church, dedicated to St. John, is a large modern brick edifice, with an ancient stone tower; the benefice is a rectory, in the patronage of William Adams, Esq. of Cobridge, and the incumbency of the Rev. Edward Whieldon, whose curates are the Rev. Samuel Jones and the Rev. John Buxton Marsden."
Pigot & Co's 1828/9 Directory of Staffordshire
Pigot & Co's 1841 Directory of Staffordshire
The Parish Church of St. John is a somewhat imposing structure of brick, consisting of a chancel, nave, aisles, and massive embattled western town, in the perpendicular style, containing six bells cast in 1827. The tower is of an ancient date, but the rest of the edifice was completely rebuilt in 1717, and lengthened and new roofed in 1788. In 1878, again, the Church underwent a substantial and thorough restoration at a cost of £2,000. A new organ was also substituted for one built in 1792. The chancel contains a beautiful stained glass window, presented by Henry Parker, Esq., of Burslem."
descriptive account of The Potteries (illustrated)
the apsidal chancel was added to the front of the church in 1788
the gallery and organ at the rear of the church
Enoch Wood, Born 31st January 1759 , Died 13th August 1840
The view towards Burslem shows the remaining bottle kilns in the grounds of Acme Marls
Burslem Parish Church, St. John the Baptist on Woodbank Street
Listed building details for St. John's
St. John's - a 'Grand Tour'
The Wedgwood Family and Enoch Wood ...
The changes in the town from George I to accession of Queen Victoria (1714-1837)
- including details of the church.
Enoch Wood models, pottery, sculpture at St. John's Church, Burslem
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The bottle kilns of Acme Marls Ltd
Wedgwood's Churchyard Works
Adams Family of Potters
Christian Heritage of Stoke-on-Trent