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Tixall Hall and Gate-house,

The Aston family from Haywood acquired the Tixall estate through marriage; the hall was rebuilt in 1555. In 1580 Sir Walter Aston added the gate-house. Six years later Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned ...

Tixall Hall: engraving

'Tixall, Staffordsh., S. Gifford Esq.' Showing a distant view of the hall. There is a stream in the foreground with a bridge on the right. Taken from an almanac for 'February.' Artists: 'J. Powell ...

Top Staircase Lock, Cliffe Vale, Stoke-on-Trent

The top lock of the staircase locks on the Caldon Canal at Cliffe Vale. In the distance on the skyline can be seen Hanley Forest Park , GPO exchange building, and Unity House.

Tower of the Winds and Shugborough Hall

An engraving published as a plate in "Walpoole's New Complete British Traveller’’, published in 1784. The upper view shows the Tower of the Winds (here captioned as the Temple of the Winds) in Shugborough ...

Town Hall and Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent

This view along Glebe Street shows the buildings on the north side. On the right edge is the Glebe Hotel, still standing today as the Glebe public house ( a grade II listed building). Beyond Aqueduct ...

Train at Wall Grange, near Cheddleton

A 'Special' train passing through the closed Wall Grange Station. Wall Grange Station was opened in 1873. The line was originally constructed as single track throughout from Milton Junction (where ...

Trent & Mersey Canal and mill, Middleport

Looking northwards along the Trent & Mersey Canal with Middleport's old calcining mill on the right hand side. Crossing the canal is the Pidduck Street bridge, whilst in the distance on the left is the ...

Trent & Mersey Canal and Shelton Steelworks, Stoke-on-Trent

Narrowboat 'DON' belonging to Joseph Beardmore of Lynton Street, Stoke-on-Trent on the Trent and Mersey Canal, carrying a load of coal. This photograph was taken from the Wedgwood factory and in the ...

Trent & Mersey Canal and Wilkinson's Royal Staffordshire Pottery.

Looking south along the Trent & Mersey Canal towards the rolling mills of Shelton Steel Works in the distance. The large building in the centre is the Royal Staffordshire Pottery of A J Wilkinson Ltd., ...

Trent & Mersey Canal at City Road, Stoke-on-Trent

Looking north along the Trent & Mersey Canal at the City Road bridge. The wharf buildings (sometime the North Staffs Railway & Canal Company) on the left date from the 18th century. The photograph was ...

Trent & Mersey Canal at Sideway, Stoke-on-Trent

A view south along the Trent & Mersey Canal in the Sideway area of Stoke, with, in the distance, the A frame and head gear of Hem Heath Colliery. Alongside the canal are sidings belonging to the colliery. ...

Trent & Mersey Canal dock, Sideway, Stoke-on-Trent

A view of the Stafford Coal & Iron Company dock on the Trent & Mersey Canal at Sideway. Some of the colliery winding gear is in the background and the main railway line runs from left to right across ...

Trent & Mersey Canal from Limekiln Bridge, Trentham

The view north along the Trent & Mersey Canal from Limekiln Bridge. Newpark farm lies behind the trees on the right. This land as well as that on the left bank has been developed for housing. The canal ...

Trent & Mersey Canal from Limekiln Bridge, Trentham

The view south along the Trent & Mersey Canal from Limekiln Bridge. The bridge is just north of Jonathan Road which was built after this photograph was taken. Round the corner is Trentham Lock. The areas ...

Trent & Mersey Canal from Liverpool Road bridge, Stoke-on-Trent

The photograph shows the wharf on the Trent & Mersey Canal at Wharf Street in Stoke. The buildings to the right face onto Copeland Street and the bottle ovens belong to Shorter & Sons Pottery. To the ...

Trent & Mersey Canal in Middleport

This photograph was taken from the bridge at the bottom of Pidduck Street in Middleport, looking south along the Trent & Mersey Canal. The large buildings in the centre and right are rolling mills at ...

Trent & Mersey Canal near Hem Heath, Stoke-on-Trent

The photograph was taken from Hem Heath bridge over the Trent & Mersey Canal, looking south towards Barlaston. Since the photograph was taken the canal sides have been straightened and reinforced and ...

Trent & Mersey Canal Wharf, Stone

Henry Sproston's Coal merchants boat pictured at the wharf on the Trent & mersey canal, opposite the Star Inn, Stone. The gas works gasometer can be seen in the background - the site is now occupied ...