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Longport, City of Stoke-on-Trent

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Longport, City of Stoke-on-Trent

Longport is an area of Stoke-on-Trent, England. It is the location for Longbridge Hayes industrial estate. Longport railway station, opened by the North Staffordshire Railway on 9 October 1848, is on the Crewe to Derby and Stafford to Manchester Lines. Port Vale F.C. played their home games at The Meadows in Limekiln Lane between 1876 and 1881.
Post townStoke-on-Trent
Administrative CountyCity of Stoke-on-Trent
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSJ8549
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01782

Longport, City of Stoke-on-Trent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Longport, eccl. dist. and ry. sta. (for Wolstanton), Burslem par., Staffordshire, pop. 9357; P.O., T.O.; the sta. is 3 miles NW. of Stoke upon Trent; the district shares in the industry of the Potteries.

Longport, City of Stoke-on-Trent in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

LONGPORT, a considerable village, in the township and parish of Burslem, union and borough of Stokeupon-Trent, N. division of the hundred of Pirehill and of the county of Stafford. This place, which adjoins Burslem on the west, was anciently called Longbridge, from a number of stepping-stones forming a causeway across the meadows; but after the construction of the Trent and Mersey canal, which passes through the village, the name was changed to Longport. The district is a member of the Staffordshire Potteries, having very considerable manufactories for earthenware, china, and flint-glass, the principal of which are carried on by Messrs. Davenport. On the banks of the canal are several wharfs. The church of St. Paul, Burslem, stands on rising ground near Longport; and the Wesleyans have a place of worship, as have also the Methodists of the New Connexion.

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