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Church of St John the Baptist, Burslem
Church of St John the Baptist, Burslem
Population 11,314 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SJ875495
Unitary authority Stoke-on-Trent
Ceremonial county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district ST6
Dialling code 01782
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Stoke-on-Trent North
List of places

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.