Fenton

Fenton was largely a small farming economy until it was overtaken by coal mining in the 17th century. Mining expanded greatly in the 1700s due to a pioneering joint stock company formed by several of the leading figures in pottery including Spode and Minton. Coal was exported to fuel the growth of industry in other towns. Potteries developed locally along King Street and High Street (now City Road).

BOTTLE OVENS LONG SINCE GONE

Fenton Updraught stack bottle ovens in Park Lane.  Photo taken from Plaza Cinema
Fenton
Updraught stack bottle ovens in Park Lane.  Photo taken from Plaza Cinema
Photo: Terry Woolliscroft   Date: October 1970

 Fenton Bottle Ovens at the Salopian Works of Morley Fox and Co Ltd
 Fenton
Bottle Ovens at the Salopian Works of Morley Fox and Co Ltd
  Photo: Terry Woolliscroft   Date: 1976


BOTTLE OVENS STILL HERE


Heron Cross, Fenton Heron Cross Pottery, Hines Street
Heron Cross, Fenton
Heron Cross Pottery, Hines Street
Photo: Courtesy Staffordshire Past Track  here>   Date: 1976


Fenton
Three calcining kilns, James Kent (Ceramic Materials) Ltd
Photo: Terry Woolliscroft   Date: 1975