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Did you know? - Lane End and Longton were two separate townships?

from William Yates map of 1775

Lane End,  Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Confusion often arises over the location and names of  Lane End and Longton. Originally they were two separate and contiguous townships which were incorporated in the of Borough of Longton in 1865.

Longton was adjacent to Longton Hall and encompassed the Longton Hall Colliery and Brickworks. Even in 1900 the area was mainly fields.

Lane End was centred on the area around Market Street and the bottom part of Anchor Road and contained the Markets, Churches and main potworks.


"LANE END, a populous and thriving market-town, and with LONGTON, forms an extensive township, situated five miles south-east of Newcastle, at the southern extremity of the Potteries, and has risen in a few years by the almost magical influence of a prosperous manufacture to a respectable degree of opulence."

From: Pigot & Co's 1828/9 Directory of Staffordshire

on Lane End

The Crown & Anchor Inn (now Crown Hotel), by the railway bridge
in Lane End

The Inn on the left where in 1832 the Chartist rioters smashed the windows
and through the railway bridge can be seen the Town Hall where Mr. Davenport
(parliamentary candidate) and his committee had to seek refuge. 

on Chartism in the Potteries

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