Bottle Oven Survey 1976

The survey of the remaining bottle ovens of The Potteries 1975/76


On 22 November 1975, and then during the winter of 1975-76, a team of volunteers from 'North Staffs Junior Chamber' and Gladstone Working Pottery Museum set about surveying the last remaining bottle ovens in The Potteries.

At that time there was exactly 60 on the list. Just 46 of these iconic buildings remain in early 2016.

The basis of the survey was a questionnaire prepared by David Sekers, Director of Gladstone Pottery Museum.

Read more about the Operation Bottle hereon The Potteries Bottle Oven site.