Waterways of Stoke-on-Trent -
Rivers and Brooks
Brooks of Stoke-on-Trent
- rises at Biddulph Moor and enters the city at Norton Green as a clean
brook. As the river flows into the city it becomes
enclosed by development and some sections are contained
within concrete culverts. The water quality of the River
Trent in the city has improved slowly over the last 50
years, but there is still a lot of work to be done on
some of the streams that flow into the Trent,
particularly the Fowlea Brook.
Ford Green Brook
- enters the city at Brindley Ford, passes through the Whitfield Valley
and joins the River Trent near Milton. Water quality is
affected by sewer and minewater overflows and channeling.
- starts on Wetley Moor and joins the Trent at Ivy house; sewerage and
minewater overflows together with rubbish affect water
- begins at Turnhurst and runs through Tunstall until it meets the Fowlea
Brook at Westport Lake.
- is notably affected by pollution from the industrial areas through which
it passes. It enters the city near Goldendale pools and
is then culverted for most of its length through
Longport and Etruria to Stoke, where it joins the River
- is Newcastle-under-Lyme’s main watercourse and forms part of the city
boundary at Trent Vale before it joins the Trent at
Hanford. Its water quality is average.
rises at Parkhall Lake as Anchor Brook, its runs under
Longton to Heron Cross and under the former colliery at
Hem Heath before joining the Trent at Trentham. Several
sections are culverted and development is often close to
- runs along the city boundary at Weston Coyney for a kilometer and joins
the Trent further away at Rugely.
The map and information on
water quality is courtesy of Stoke-on-Trent "Greensteps Project"