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Daisy Bank Marl Hole, Longton

"Daisy Bank" Marl Hole and brick and tile works, Longton. Showing the myrriad of potworks in the area.

Photographed by William Blake c. 1900-1940.
photo: Stoke-on-Trent Potteries Museum - Staffordshire Past Tracks

 

pottery works to the left of St. James Church
pottery works to the left of St. James Church

 

Daisy Bank Brickworks - Marl Hole, Longton
Daisy Bank Brickworks - Marl Hole, Longton
in the rear, centre can be seen the tower of St. James Church which sits between Uttoxeter Road and
Normacot Road - this helps to locate the view and the mirriad of pottery works bottle ovens in the area

Clay is taken from the hole via the track, directly into the works,
the 'chard' or broken scrap ware can be seen on the left of the track, filling the hole back up again.

 The marl pit was bordered by Spring Garden Road to the south and Edensor Road to the west. 
There were also the rather optimistically named Paradise and Orchard Streets which are out of view on the left. 
The terrace of houses in the top left of the image was known as Willow Row.

 

pottery works to the right of St. James Church
pottery works to the right of St. James Church

 


 

pottery works in Longton in 1947
pottery works in Longton in 1947

the red circle is the location of the Daisy Bank marl hole, alongside Spring Garden Road
the arrow shows the direction of the photograph towards St. James Church

the potworks in the area of the photograph were....

50 Cartwright & Edwards, Ltd.

51 Adderleys, Ltd.

52 Holdcrofts, Ltd.

30 Thos. Brian, Ltd.

31 Thomas Cone 

32 Barker Bros., Ltd.

33 Sampson Smith, Ltd.

34 A. T. Finney, Blue Bell Pottery

35 Garfield Pottery, Ltd.

36 New Chelsea Porcelain Co., Ltd.

37 Hudson & Mlddleton, Ltd., Delphine Pottery

38 A. T. Finney, Duchess Pottery 

39 Wm. Hudson 

40 Chapmans, Longton, Ltd.

41 Winterton Pottery (Longton), Ltd.

42 Royal Albion China Co.

43 Hammersley & Co. (Longton), Ltd.

44 Doric China Co.

45 Gladstone China (Longton), Ltd.

46 Roslyn China

47 New Park Potteries, Ltd.

48 Shaw & Copestake, Ltd.

 

1898 map showing the location of the Daisy Bank marl hole alongside Spring Garden Road
1898 map showing the location of the Daisy Bank marl hole alongside Spring Garden Road 
the bottle ovens are shown as small circles

 

2009 Google map showing the area of the marl hole alongside Spring Garden Road is now an industrial estate
2009 Google map showing the area of the marl hole alongside Spring Garden Road is now an industrial estate 
St. James Church is to the right of the picture - 
the white circles show the location of a few bottle ovens which are now preserved as listed buildings

 

 


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Brick Making - The location of brickyards has been dictated by the presence of clay beds, - derelict sites, represented by large holes were a prominent feature in the North Staffordshire brick making districts.

Lane End was centred on the area around Market Street and the bottom part of Anchor Road and contained the Markets, Churches and main potworks.


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Staffordshire Past Track  - Staffordshire Past Track has been developed with the aim of enhancing access to collections of material that represent the cultural identity and community history of Staffordshire.