Hines Bros


Location and period of operation:

Hines Bros




 (See sources)

Earthenware manufacturer at Heron Cross Pottery, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent.

  • The brothers were Thomas and William Hines.

  • Previously they had been in partnership at the Foley Pottery with a William M Cumberlidge as 'Cumberlidge & Hines' - after this partnership was dissolved in 1895 they continued the business at the Foley Pottery and also built these new works in Heron Cross.

  • In 1907/8 the business was taken over by Grimwades


Subsequently: Grimwades Ltd


Marks and initials used on ware for identification:



banner reads:
'Opaque Porcelaine Manufacturers'

above the Heron is the Staffordshire knot
with the wording:

Printed marks used 1886-1907

- click for information on the Heron Cross Works - 


Thomas Hines is the old gentleman with the beard.
Thomas Hines, the owner of Hines Bros. Pottery, 
and his wife and ten children outside their home Clyde Villa  on Clyde St.
Thomas Hines is the old gentleman with the beard. 


1881 census:

Dwelling: 106 Pool Dole
Census Place: Stoke Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England


Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
Thomas HINES  M 43 M Head St Martins, Shropshire Potters Placer
Mary HINES  M 35 F  Wife Fenton  
Richard C. HINES  14 M Son Hanley Scholar
Annie E. HINES  12 F Daur Longton Scholar
Mary C. HINES 10 F Daur Fenton Scholar
Thomas W. HINES 8 M  Son Fenton Scholar
Caroline E. HINES  5 F Daur Fenton Scholar
Arthur J. HINES  4 M  Son Fenton  
Fred. Leonard HINES 6 m M Son Fenton  
Gertrude M. HINES 3 F  Daur Fenton  

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