Church of St Philip and St James, at the junction of Leek Road and Millrise Road
|Population||17,250 (2011 Census.ward. Baddeley,Milton and Norton)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||162.4 mi (262 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Stoke on Trent|
Milton is located in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England. It is mainly situated between the A5009 and A53 roads. It shares its borders with Light Oaks, Baddeley Green, Sneyd Green, and Abbey Hulton.
Milton is part of the Abbey Green ward.
The name Milton derived from the Old English terms 'Mill tun' and reflects the many mills that were in operation in the 19th Century.
In 1777, the Caldon Canal running through Milton was built and was important to the village's later development. It allowed packing houses for finished pottery to be constructed adjacent to the canal.
From the late 19th century Milton had a number of industries. Prominent among these was Bullers Ltd who established a new factory at Milton in 1920. Bullers were manufacturers of electrical porcelain, essential to the pottery industry as a whole. There were also aluminium works, the British Aluminium Company, and chemical works, Josiah Hardman Ltd, at Milton. The Hardman Institute, which included a reading room, was established in 1895 by Josiah Hardman.
The opening of the railway from Milton to Cheddleton in 1867 (part of the North Staffordshire Railway) extended Milton's transport infrastructure and provided the village with a local station. Part of the platform of Milton railway station still remains, as do the original tracks, running adjacent to the Caldon Canal.
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- "Stoke Ward population 2011". Retrieved 20 December 2015.