Stoke-upon-Trent - Local History

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Stoke-upon-Trent - Local History


This section loosely follows an outline by Local Historian and Lecturer Ian Bailey, with additional material added from various sources to complement the core information.

Also see the sections:  
| History of the Borough -1843 | and 
| general history notes | for more on the history of the city of Stoke-on-Trent.


- contents of this section - click titles below -

The land, resources and settlement
The land, resources - water, coal, clay etc....
Archaeology in the area 
The history of settlement....
Origin and meanings of place names...
Development of the pottery villages during the late 16th and 17th C.
Local Government; Parishes, Manor Courts, Poor Law
Development of Local Government; Boards of Health, Federation 
Poverty and the Poor Law
Poor Law in North Staffordshire
The workhouses in Stoke-on-Trent
The workhouse and the Community after 1834

- additional material - click titles below -

Gazetteer and Trade Journals for Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle 


questions / comments / contributions? email: Steve Birks