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Date stone of Anderton Co, Middleport
Burslem grew rapidly in the early 19th century and the demand for wharfage facilities was met by the development of the area between Longport and Newport.
By 1823 this area was known as “Middle Port”. Here a large new wharf had been opened by 1832 called 'Port Vale Wharf’ (see 1832 map) connected to Newcastle Street by Port Vale Street (originally Bag Street).
The Anderton Canal Company bought the adjacent site to Burgess & Leigh in the early 1890s where they erected a large warehouse and boat repair yard most of which is intact.
The Anderton works are now used as offices and small manufacturing units
photo: May 2006
photo: Chris Allen Feb 1989
The Anderton warehouse alongside the Middleport Pottery Works
on the Trent and Mersey Canal
photos: Oct 1999
1898 map showing the Middleport Pottery and
the Anderton Warehouse (outlined in red)
[click for larger map]
The following photos taken in June 2008 after the restoration of the wooden frontage.....
you can take a "walk" around the Middleport Pottery