Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Burslem, a municipal borough of Staffordshire on the North Staffordshire Railway, three miles from Newcastle-under-Lyne, and in the midst of the pottery district. It has been famous for the manufacture of earthenware since the 17th century, but was in existence when Domesday Book was compiled. Among the public buildings is the Wedgwood Institute (1863), a sort of technical school of fictile art, and in its structure a monument of its progress.