Market Place (52 to 36) Burslem

drawing of India Cottage, Market Place Burslem

India Cottage on the corner of Market Place and Westport Road, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

I’d like to welcome new visitors to a small selection of buildings to the north of St John’s Square in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. It’s hard to picture how much these streets have changed over the last century but The Vanished Landscape by the historian Paul Johnson gives a great insight into life growing up in the Potteries with ‘the strange beauty of its volcanic landscape of fiery furnaces belching out heat and smoke.

A few of the old buildings remain, in between later additions and here is the latest in the Burslem street series, archiving each building in turn.

2 New Inn 50 market place burslem

The New Inn, 50 Market Place, Burslem

3 Ideal Homes market place burslem

Ideal Homes Furnishing, 48 Market Place, Burslem

4 Pearl Assurance market place burslem

Robert Stone, 44 Market Place, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

5 John Keenan market place burslem

John E Keenan, chartered surveyor,  and Halifax….no sign of them here now

6 Hog noggin market place burslem

Hog Noggin, 38 Market Place, listed grade 2, 18th century

7 KFC 36 market place burslem

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 36 Market Place, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. Listed grade 2, 18th century.

Thanks for reading,

Ronnie

About ronniecruwys

Worked as a conservation architect in Staffordshire for many years, I'm now living and working in the Clyde Valley, South Lanarkshire. Drawing, sketching and exploring my new Scottish life and surroundings. Graduate of Aidan Hart's Icon Diploma course, run by the Prince's School of Traditional Arts. Please visit my other blogs https://www.icondiplomastudent.com and https://drawingthestreet.com and main website https://www.drawingthestreet.co.uk
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