Longport: The 'Kingdom' of Davenport (1760's - mid 19th C))
The maps are 80-130k in size and so will take
few minutes to download, but they are worth the
wait if you are interested the history of Longport.
T Hargreaves, 1832 Map of the Potteries & Newcastle-under-Lyme - Longport Area
Originally the Longport area did not exist - see 1775 map - it
was known as 'Long Bridge'.
There was a bridge which ran about 100 yards parallel to the
Fowlea Brook. The bridge was required because the area
was very marshy & waterlogged.
The length of the bridge can be judged from the map, it
ran from Longport to 'Long Bridge End'.
The bridge was removed when the Trent & Mersey
canal was opened in 1777 and then 'Long Bridge'
was renamed 'Longport' - there was then a rapid
increase in buildings, potworks and houses.
questions/comments/contributions? email: Steve Birks