|Stoke-on-Trent Districts: Adderley Green|
Adderley Green, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Adderley Green is included in the township of Longton - the northerly 'branch' of land from Longton is just about ½ a mile wide and ran for a mile on both sides of the road to Adderley Green and Caverswall.
Adderley Green was incorporated in the county borough of Stoke-on-Trent during the extension of the boundaries in 1922.
The road from Longton to Adderley Green originally followed Wood Street. Under an Act of Parliament in 1813 Anchor Road was built as a turnpike road, it was disturnpiked in 1877 and declared a main road.
An old postcard - looking
towards Dividy and Park Hall Road.
The 'Railway Inn' was so named because of the 'Longton Adderley Green & Bucknall Railway' line which ran across Anchor Road. (see this on 1890 OS map)
Potworks: the Adderley Green works were purpose built by Richards Tiles Ltd around 1958. The works were demolished in the late 1990's and in 2000 a housing estate had been built on the site.
The mines in the area c.1840 jus to the east of the Longton boundary with Adderley Green and Weston Coyney, included shafts at least 320 yards deep, 'much deeper than the pits in general in the more northerly part of the borough'.
Both Mossfields Colliery and Adderley Green Colliery were situated in Adderley Green.
Thomas Pye [ born c.1775 died 1855]
started work as a collier, but by 1851 was a partner in the business
Messrs Stirrup & Pye, Chapel Street, Longton.
Wesleyan Methodist: in 1862 a Wesleyan Sunday school and chapel were built at Adderley Green. In 1925 a new chapel was built in Mossfield road, which seated 200. It was still in use in 1957.
Adderley Green County Junior and Infants School: Built in Anchor road in 1884 by Caverswall School Board. It was extended in 1893.
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3 January 2006