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Request information from the historic environment record

The historic environment record records information about sites in Stoke-on-Trent that have been archaeologically investigated or recorded. This includes:

  • above and below ground remains
  • standing buildings
  • sites of archaeological potential identified from various sources, principally maps
  • sites where remains are unlikely to survive but where recording their location gives an understanding of historical development patterns 
  • findspots
  • canals, canal bridges, ancient roadways, field patterns and indicative place names

It covers all periods from Prehistoric to modern, but is dominated by sites related to the pottery industry. At present there are around 1,500 sites on the record. Information is mainly taken from: 

  • Statutory descriptions for listed buildings, conservation areas, scheduled monuments
  • Registered parks and gardens
  • Staffordshire Victoria County History volume eight
  • Hampson, R 1990 Longton Potters 1700-1865
  • Godden, G (ed) 1972 Jewitt’s Ceramic Art of Great Britain
  • Hawke-Smith, C 1986 18th-century maps of Burslem, Staffordshire Archaeological Studies three, 76-100
  • Stoke-on-Trent Intensive Historic Building Survey
  • Potteries Preservation Society Bottle Oven Survey 
  • Transactions of the North Staffordshire Field Club 1885-1960
  • North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies 1960-1975
  • Stoke-on-Trent Museum Archaeological Society Reports 
  • Staffordshire Archaeological Studies

When requesting information from the historic environment record, supply a grid reference or location plan and confirm the extent of the search area required. If your search is thematic, try to be as specific as possible regarding your requirements. We can provide information electronically or via print out.

For commercial enquiries to consultants and contractors, we charge £55 + VAT per hour for staff time spent locating the information. There is no charge for other types of enquirer.