Pottery works, Stoke on Trent, Stoke on Trent

Pottery works, Stoke on Trent, Stoke on Trent
Photograph taken 1945 - 1980 © Historic England Archive ref: AA98/04554

A pottery works with its forest of bottle kilns bordering a railway line in Stoke-on-Trent. Bottle kilns have a relatively short working life of about 30 years, so were constantly rebuilt. Due to recent changes in the industry, few of these distinctive monuments survive in the area.