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 60 on the list. Today, less than 50 of these iconic bottle shaped buildings remain standing.

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.