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Shelton, Staffordshire

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Shelton is an area of the city of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England, between Hanley and Stoke-upon-Trent. History The route of the Roman Road called the Rykeneld Street passed very close to Stoke-on-Trent railway station. Shelton had an artisan pottery industry which was documented as early as 1685, when one Thomas Miles was producing white stoneware. Shelton had the earliest gas works in the Potteries. The works were opened in Shelton's Lower Bedford Street, under the ownership of the British Gaslight Company, to supply Hanley and Stoke in 1825. The British Pottery Manufacturer's Federation Club, a large private member's club in Federation House opposite Stoke-on-Trent railway station, was established in 1951, and still operates. Current profile Shelton is the home of the main Staffordshire University campus and library, which specialises in art and design teaching. The presence of a major university has resulted in the residential area having a large st
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