Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

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Burslem is a suburban area in Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Burslem within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Burslem in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Burslem, par., mun. bor., and market town, N. Staffordshire, within the parl. bor. of Hanley, on Grand Trunk Canal, 20 miles NE. of Stafford and 149 miles NW. of London -- par., 3121 ac., pop. 28,249; bor., 2419 ac., pop. 26,522; 2 Banks. Market-days, Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday; is called- the "Mother of the Potteries" and produces porcelain, parian, encaustic tiles, &c.; birthplace of Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795), the great improver of the earthenware mfr. of Staffordshire. The Wedgwood Memorial (1865) comprises a school of art, a free library, and a museum. The town is very old. In the neighbourhood are coal mines.

Burslem in the Domesday Book

A village in Pirehill hundred, in the county of Staffordshire.

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