Tunstall

Tunstall was a village until the 18th century despite a history of small-scale coalmining and pottery making from the 14th century. It was then transformed by industrialisation which had been made possible by the building of the Trent and Mersey Canal. By 1818 there were 18 potteries, and the population had increased five fold in the first half of the 19th century.

BOTTLE OVENS LONG SINCE GONE

No bottle ovens remain in the northern most town of The Potteries, Tunstall

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Tunstall
Richardson's Potbank, Pinnox Street c1960
Photo: source unknown

Tunstall
Richardson's Potbank, Pinnox Street
Before July 1970  |  After March 1971
Photos: Terry Woolliscroft Collection

Tunstall Richardsons Pinnox St TW July 1970
Tunstall
Richardsons, Pinnox Street
Photo: Terry Woolliscroft Collection   Date: July 1970
Camera: Kodak Instamatic 233

Tunstall
Richardsons, Pinnox Street. Demolition in progress
Photo: Terry Woolliscroft Collection   Date: Dull day in March 1971
Camera: Kodak Instamatic 233



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Tunstall
Greenfield Pottery and Bottle Ovens
Photo: source unknown  Date: c1900


Tunstall
Alfred Meakin.  Muffle Ovens
Photo: Source David Bromley  Date: unknown


Tunstall
Gordon Pottery, 1969Watercolour painting by Reginald Haggar 1905–1988
Photo: Source unknown



BOTTLE OVENS STILL HERE?

Regretably, no bottle ovens remain in Tunstall.