Hanley - junction of Hope Street
and Hanover Street.
- grade II listed building (heritage no. 51A), mid 19thC potters kiln, circular hovel, larger scale than most.
Operated on this site: 1800 - 1980
Photo taken 1983, Ian Bailey
Pottery frontage - Hope Street is to the left and York Street to the
The Dudson Hope Street factory was founded in 1800 eventually closed in 1980 and all production moved to Burslem and Tunstall.
Dudson are famous for their hotel ware - always look under your cup and plate in a hotel or restaurant - you will often see the Dudson mark.
restored bottle kiln.
The Dudson factory only had one kiln.
This is now a listed building.
|Part of the yard and out-buildings surrounding the kiln - this factory is now open as a museum, devoted to 200 years of the Dudson family pottery.|
|Section from 1898 OS map.
Note the tramways in Hope Street.
St. Johns Church to the right still stands.
The 'Slack Field' recreational ground was home to Port Vale (one of the local football teams) - now based in Burslem.
Except where noted photos taken October 1999 - S.C.Birks
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