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Longton is a southern district of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, and is known locally as the “Neck End” of the city. Longton is one of the six towns of “the Potteries” which formed the City of Stoke-on-Trent in 1925. It incorporates Normacot.

Longton (‘long village’) was a market town in the parish of Stoke in the county of Staffordshire. The town still has a market housed in an attractively renovated market hall.

In March 1865, Longton and Lane End were incorporated as the Borough of Longton. On 1 April 1910, the town was federated into the county borough of Stoke-on-Trent. By 1925 the area was granted city status. One legacy of Longton’s administrative independence from 1865 to 1910 is Longton Town Hall, a prominent landmark in the town centre. In 1986 Longton Town Hall faced demolition by Stoke-on-Trent City Council amid considerable local protest. Work on stripping the interior had already begun before an injunction was brought and the building saved.

 

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