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Stoke-on-Trent Districts: Cobridge


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Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.


"Cobridge is now a populous district, extending from the suburbs of Shelton to Burslem, and mostly in the latter parish, and partly in Shelton"

From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851

Cobridge in the 1700's:

Ward records (1843) "in documents dated more than a century since the place is called Cobridge Gate, and then it consisted of a few tenements and small potteries erected near a gate opening into a lane leading from the Grange of Ruston to the Abby of Hulton..." 

On the 1775 Yates map there is a few buildings in the location known as 'Cow Bridge' situated near the bottom of what is now Sneyd Street (and located on the map as Snead Green) and the present day Century Street.
Century Street and part of York Street was the way into Hanley from Burslem - the direct route of Waterloo Road was not completed until 1817.

Showing "Cow Bridge" between "Handley Green" and "Snead Green"
Extract from William Yates 1775 Map of Staffordshire 
Showing "Cow Bridge" between "Handley Green" and "Snead Green"
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28 January 2008