Milton, Staffordshire

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St Philip and St James Church at Milton crossroads.jpg
Church of St Philip and St James, at the junction of Leek Road and Millrise Road
Milton is located in Staffordshire
Location within Staffordshire
Population17,250 (2011 Census.ward. Baddeley,Milton and Norton)[1]
OS grid referenceSJ910505
• London162.4 mi (262 km) SSE
Unitary authority
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStoke on Trent
Postcode districtST2
Dialling code01782
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°03′00″N 2°08′31″W / 53.050°N 2.142°W / 53.050; -2.142Coordinates: 53°03′00″N 2°08′31″W / 53.050°N 2.142°W / 53.050; -2.142

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.

Bagnall Road Wood, a local nature reserve, is a short distance east of the village.


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.


  1. ^ "Stoke Ward population 2011". Retrieved 20 December 2015.