Is this REALLY not valid?
Hi guys. I posted maybe last week about a nomination I had rejected that I 100% believe is valid. I am honestly struggling to see why this isn’t valid. It is such a historical nomination and locally quite notorious.
Unfortunately you can’t get the kiln in the shot as it is behind the houses and rather small but you can see it in google maps (sorry for my messy writing in the picture below). The cottages and kiln are listed together.
My supporting info:
As you can see the site is clearly safe for pedestrian access and not a generic business (these were the rejection reasons given although I know some review put any old reason if they are going to reject).
My info word for word:
Short Street Houses and Flint Kiln are part of the old Spencer Stevenson Pottery works in Longton, Stoke on Trent. The houses were former workers cottages back in the hey day of pottery works.
They are listed at Historic England and on conservation land. Please note that the houses are unoccupied and have been for many years. They are now a piece of Stoke on Trents pottery history.
List entry number: 1297907
Heritage category: Listing
Location: 23, 25 and 27, Short Street, Non Civil Parish, LONGTON, STOKE ON TRENT, City of Stoke-on-Trent.
The houses are also a well known local haunted hotspot, featured on local newspaper “The Sentinel’s” most haunted list.
Furthermore, the houses have been used for filming, featuring in the screen play of local author Arnold Bennett’s “Clayhanger”.
Can someone please tell me WHY this is not valid? Could it simply be a case of people just not understanding the history of Stoke-on-Trent?
Below is a link to a YouTube video that may also be helpful:
Thanks guys... opinions are always welcome even if they differ from my own. Am I just wrong about it being valid?