Burslem

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Burslem
Church of St John the Baptist, Burslem
Church of St John the Baptist, Burslem
A map of the county of Staffordshire, with a red dot showing the position of Burslem
A map of the county of Staffordshire, with a red dot showing the position of Burslem
Burslem
Location within Staffordshire
Population11,314 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSJ875495
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSTOKE-ON-TRENT
Postcode districtST6
Dialling code01782
PoliceStaffordshire
FireStaffordshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
53°02′N 2°12′W / 53.04°N 2.20°W / 53.04; -2.20Coordinates: 53°02′N 2°12′W / 53.04°N 2.20°W / 53.04; -2.20

Burslem is one of the towns that is part of the city of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. The 2011 census revealed the ward had a population of 11,314 people.

Hanley, Tunstall, Fenton, Longton and Stoke-upon-Trent are the other towns that make up the city.

It is a very old town. The Domesday Book shows Burslem (then known as Bacardeslim) as a small farming hamlet. Even as far back as the late 12th century, there was a pottery industry in the town.

The Trent & Mersey Canal flows through the west and south of the town centre.

The football club Port Vale F.C. are based in the town. They play their home games at Vale Park.

Professional darts player Phil Taylor is from Burslem.

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