Huntbach Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

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Huntbach Street (and Upper Huntbatch Street), 
Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
formerly Market Street

Market Street ran from Market Square in Hanley up the hill to Eaton Street and St. John Street on the boundary between Hanley and Northwood - in the early 1950's Market Street was renamed to Hunbach Street (after Alderman Michael Huntbach who was a localy well known drapers shop owner).

In 1986 the development of the A50 "Potteries Way" ring road cut across a number of streets and the top half of Huntbatch Street was renamed Upper Huntbach Street. 

Because of the fact that the six towns of Stoke-on-Trent had grown up independently there had been duplication of many street names which led to confusion as people started to move more freely around the city. 

For example there were 7 'Albert Streets', 11 'Church Streets' and 12 'High Streets'.

In the early 1950's a large number of streets were renamed. In March 1955 the City of Stoke-on-Trent published a booklet entitled "Complete list of streets renamed and list of new streets laid out since January 1950"


Huntbatch Street and Upper Huntbatch Street, Hanley 
Huntbatch Street and Upper Huntbatch Street, Hanley 
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Originally Market Street and renamed to Huntbatch Street in the early 1950's
In 1986 the development of the A50 "Potteries Way" ring road cut through Huntbatch Street

 Market Street on a 1898 map
 Market Street on a 1898 map 



The Grapes public house on the corner of Market Street
photo: The Sentinel 'The Way We Were' 

The Grapes was demolished in the 1970's a a Halfords car accessory shop
built - later this was converted into a Co-op Bank



occupants of Market Street in 1907

from..... 1907 Staffordshire Sentinel 
'Business Reference Guide to The Potteries, Newcastle & District'



Hanley Market and area in 1933
the red line is Market Street (Later Huntbatch Street) 

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the lower part of Market Street, Hanley in 1933
in the early 1950's renamed to Huntbatch Street

Red Line = Market Street
Green Line = King Street
Blue Line = Bath Street
Blue Square = Huntbatch's drapers shop
(Huntbatch Street was named after him)
Yellow Obalong = Indoor Market (fronting Market Square)
Purple Obalong = Old Hall potworks of Charles Meigh & Son

1 = The Grapes public house
2 = the offices of Ind Coope and Co. Ltd.
3 = Waverley Commercial Hotel Company (formerly The Waverley Temperance Hotel)
4 = S.H. Trueman, Monumental Mason



adverts from..... 
1907 Staffordshire Sentinel 
'Business Reference Guide to 
The Potteries, Newcastle & District'


1907 advert for C Henwood & Son
The Grapes Vaults
(Public House)
1 & 3 Market Street


1907 advert for Mayalls
Art Dyers and Dry Cleaners
26 Market Street

1907 advert for S H Trueman
Sculptor & Stonemason
59 & 61 Market Street


J. Munro

Messrs. G. and J. Munro and Co., Wine, Spirit, Ale
and Porter Merchants operated from buildings with frontage on Market Street (now Huntbach Street) , and New Street (now Goodson Street)

From: "A descriptive account of The Potteries (illustrated)
1893 advertising and trade journal. Page 33" 

on the 1893 journal entry

Messrs. Alfred Chew and Co., Wholesale and Family Wine and Spirit Merchants,
also operated in  Market Street, Hanley (number 13) and they owned "The Angel" in Market Square.

on Chew & Co in 1893



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