Anchor Road, Adderley Green,
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Adderley Green, Stoke-on-Trent
(Originally Adderley Green Road)
Anchor Road runs from Market Street, in Longton town centre, at the bottom to the roundabout at the junction of Dividy Road and Park Hall Road, at the top.
A track ran from Lane End (now
Longton) to Adderley Green in the 18th C. This track can be seen on
a section from 1775 Yates map
of Staffordshire. A new road roughly along this line was turnpiked under
an Act of 1813.
Between 1832 and c1865 new building took place ... off the Adderley Green Road (now Anchor Road) in a westerly direction Albert Street, Edgefield Road and Heathcoate Street had been laid out, but no houses had been built there. Just south of these, east of and parallel to the Adderley Green Road, Pitt Street (now Walpole Street) and Lord Street (now Bartlem Street) had been laid out but not built up.
All these streets had been partially built up with terraced houses by 1879.
The road to Adderley Green followed the course of Wood Street originally. Under and Act of 1813 a new turnpike road to Adderley Green, the present Anchor Road, was built. This road was disturnpiked in 1877 and declared a main road under the Highways and Locomotives Act of 1878.
Source: Victoria history of the county of Stafford - Vol VIII
An old postcard - looking
towards Dividy and Park Hall Road.
The 'Railway Inn' was so named because of the 'Longton Adderley Green & Bucknall Railway' line which ran across Anchor Road. (see this on 1890 OS map)
Anchor Road / Amison Street, Longton
"Mr. J. Carey’s house is rather elegant, and has its appearance improved by being placed on an island in a large reservoir, that supplies condensing water for the Steam Engine at the Mill, where are ground flour, and the various materials arid colours for the manufactories; and when the engine is working, a single jet fountain throws up warm water several feet high. There are a beautiful small bridge, gates, large canons, &c. but the whole is exposed to the smoke of the manufactories. The proprietor is highly esteemed for many excellencies of character as a master and friend." .... History of the Staffordshire Potteries - Simeon Shaw, 1829.
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