Longport

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.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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