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St. Gregory's Pottery, Longton 

 

Jackson & Gosling Ltd.

67 Leonard Ferneyhough

68 H. A. Wain & Son. Ltd.

69 Jackson & Gosling Ltd.

Pottery Gazette & Glass Trade Directory - 1947

 


 

James Wilson's St. Gregory's Works
James Wilson's St. Gregory's Works 
the main entrance to the works on Gregory Street (was originally St. Gregory Street)

photos: Eileen Hallam

 

 

St. Gregory's Works    A.D. 1883
St. Gregory's Works    A.D. 1883

 

 

gate to the works
gate to the works

 

 

St. Gregory's Pottery

"In 1883, James Wilson having erected these new works in Marsh Street, transferred to them his Parian works, formerly in High Street, and added the manufacture of china to his other business.

James Wilson started at High Street in 1879 and continued at Marsh Street to about 1897."

Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain, 1800-1900

 


 

end view of the works from Grosvenor Street
end view of the works from Grosvenor Street
to the left is Gregory Street and to the right is Griffin Street 
(originally Marsh Street - renamed in the 1950's to Griffin Street)

 


- at the time of these photos the buildings were occupied by CIS - Ceramic Industry Supply Co. Ltd. -
view from Gregory Street 
- at the time of these photos the buildings were occupied by CIS - Ceramic Industry Supply Co. Ltd. -

 

 

to the left are the original buildings - those to the right look like later build
to the left are the original buildings - those to the right look like later build

   

 


original St. Gregory's church in a 'simple Gothic style'
original St. Gregory's church in a 'simple Gothic style'
photo: St. Gregorys 

The St. Gregory's potworks was named after the nearby Roman Catholic Church of St. Gregory which was built in 1818 in a simple Gothic style between St. Gregory Street and Marsh Street.  The small brick built church was still standing in the 1960's but is now replaced by housing.

The church moved to Heathcote Road in 1868-9.      

 

 


 

 

1898 map showing the location of the St. Gregory's Works
1898 map showing the location of the St. Gregory's Works 

 

 

larger area on the 1898 map - St. Gregory's Works are to the left of the Gas Works
larger area on the 1898 map - St. Gregory's Works are to the left of the Gas Works

 


 

 

2009 Google map of the same area - the A50 main road has cut straight through the map
2009 Google map of the same area - the A50 main road has cut straight through the map 
Foley Road, Heathcote Road, Grosvenor Street, Gregory Street and Griffin Street (formerly Marsh Street)
can be located on the 1898 and 2009 maps

 

 

a block of flats named Gregory Court has been built on the site of the pottery works
a block of flats named Gregory Court has been built on the site of the pottery works
this picture from Google Street view is from the roundabout over the A50
in front of the flats is Griffin Street (formerly Marsh Street), to the right is Foley Road    

 

 


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Related Pages


Longton - one of the Six Towns of Stoke-on-Trent

Renaming of Stoke-on-Trent streets in the 1950's


external links..

History of St. Gregory's Catholic Schools in Longton

St. Gregory's in the Victoria History of Staffordshire


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