Potteries Tile Trail

The Potteries Tile Trail
The Potteries Tile Trail celebrates tiles and architectural ceramics to be found in locations across Stoke-on-Trent. It aims to promote the city's historic built environment as well as its internationally significant tile and architectural ceramic industry.

The collection has been created in partnership with a volunteer research team, the local community and a wider constituency of online contributors. The trails can either be accessed using this digital document (PDF) or via our dedicated Historypin channel using the website. The digital documents (PDFs) can be downloaded and printed out free of charge if desired.

The Potteries Tile Trail project has been led by the national Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society (TACS) and funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) All Our Stories initiative. The project was devised & delivered by Danny Callaghan & Ceramic City Stories.

6 Towns | 6 Trails
We have created a series of six introductory 'tile trails' - one for each of Stoke- on-Trent's famous six towns: Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton. The trails are aimed at local residents and visitors alike. They offer a selection of varied and interesting examples of ceramics to be found in buildings and pubic spaces in each local area. We hope the trails encourage more people to explore and enjoy the city's wonderful 'in situ' ceramics. We also hope anyone who sees tiles & architectural ceramics will GET IN TOUCH & CONTRIBUTE to the collection! You can also add photographs, comments and photographs directly to the Historypin collection.

Please click on the image links below to view or download a print-friendly version (PDF):

Tunstall Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 9.44.53 PM
Burslem Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 9.46.24 PM
Hanley Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 9.46.54 PM
Stoke Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 9.48.01 PM
Fenton Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 9.47.35 PM
Longton Screen Shot 2014-03-11 at 9.48.29 PM