Furlong Road – part 1

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Furlong Road is a long hill in Tunstall which at the top meets High Street at an undistinguished but very busy mini roundabout, down to Victoria Park Road. It’s a mix of terraced houses, ‘classic’ council houses, and much newer houses some on the site of a large factory. There is a recently built surgery and a few shops and businesses. At the top stands Christ Church built in the 1820’s, its stone blackened from years of polution. The road is marked on the 1832 map and some of the new houses stand on the site of a colliery, there were once lots all over the Potteries. The road was one of the first in Tunstall to have speed humps, though it’s less busy now that the by-pass has been built. It’s the sort of hotchpotch which makes this project of interest when looking for compositions.

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