Location and period of operation:
Coalport Porcelain Works
|Stoke (Crescent Works)||1955|
|Fenton (High Street; Foley Works & then later the Minerva Works)||1955||2000|
Wedgwood's official Coalport website www.coalport.co.uk
c1795 (1799?) Coalport Porcelain Works (John Rose & Co), founded in c1795 (1799?).
1926 acquired by Cauldon Potteries and moved to Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent. at some time moved to the Crescent Works in Stoke. 1951 the trade style was amended to the simpler "Coalport China Ltd." 1955 moved from Crescent Works to the factory of Samuel Radford, High Street Fenton. 1958 Coalport changed hands in 1958 when it was acquired by E. Brain & Co of the Foley Works. 1963 From this date E. Brain continued as 'Coalport'. 1967 Coalport became part of the Wedgwood Group - 1985 moved to the Minerva Works in Park Street, Fenton. 2000 moved to a purpose-built facility at the main Wedgwood factory in Barlaston. Late 2001 the Minerva Street works demolished.
See 1953 article on Coalport
Initials used on ware for identification:
J R & CO
I R & CO
COALPORT AD 1750
use the following links for
on marks and ware:
photo June 2000
The Coalport Minerva Works
Demolished late 2001
more on Minerva Works
The above information may
not be available
for all potters - if you have information to
help complete the records then I would be
happy to include it.
email: Steve Birks