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Waterloo Pottery, Waterloo Street, Lane End
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Waterloo Pottery, Waterloo Street - 1898 map
Waterloo Pottery, Waterloo Street - 1898 map
in the mid 1950's Waterloo Street was renamed Barford Street

 

Royal Art Pottery, Waterloo Street - 1907 map
Royal Art Pottery, Waterloo Street - 1907 map
by 1897 the Waterloo Works became the Royal Art Pottery

 

Matalan and sports retail shop on the location of the Waterloo Pottery
Matalan and sports retail shop on the location of the Waterloo Pottery - Google maps 2010
in the mid 1950's Waterloo Street was renamed Barford Street


 

Waterloo Pottery, Lane End

At one time Lane End and Longton were two seperate areas of what from 1865 was just called Longton (see links at the bottom of the page).

There have been some street name changes over the years and Flint Street became Waterloo Street around the 1850's and 100 years later in the mid 1950's it was renamed Barford Street.

 

Waterloo pottery had a number of pottery companies working from it during its 150 year life - the exact dates of operation are not always clear. 

 

The Waterloo Pottery in Flint Street, off Stafford Street, was opened in 1815 by Batkin and Deakin who were still working there in 1822.  

 

It was worked by Deakin and Bailey from 1828 to 1830 - in 1832 their partnership was disolved - and then from 1833 to at least 1862 it was continued by James Deakin and variously known as Deakin & Son, James Deakin & Son and James Deakin & Co. 

The '& Co' included a George Procter - see the London Gazette entry below. 

At some time at the Waterloo Pottery there was a partnership named Dale, Deakin & Bayley as evidenced by the blue and white mug shown below. 

Between at least 1864 and 1869 the works were operated by Lowe and Abberley and in the early 1870's first by James Abberley and then from 1872 by Brough and Blackhurst, makers of earthenware, who were still there in 1899. 

The Royal Art Pottery Company was in occupation of the Waterloo Works between at least 1897 and 1915. (click for more)

The works became named as the Royal Art Pottery (see 1907 map above) and was operated by Alfred Clough Ltd. from at least 1940 to the mid 1960's.



 

the mark of Deakin and Bailey of the Waterloo Pottery
the mark of Deakin and Bailey of the Waterloo Pottery 
the mark incorporates the Royal Coat of Arms

 


 

 

a blue and white mug of Dale, Deakin & Bayley of the Waterloo Pottery
a blue and white mug of Dale, Deakin & Bayley of the Waterloo Pottery 
photo: C. Elwell

 

the mark of Dale, Deakin Bayley of the Waterloo Pottery
the mark of Dale, Deakin & Bayley of the Waterloo Pottery 

 


London Gazette entries for the Waterloo Works....

disolution of partnership between Deakin and Bailey

disolution of partnership between Deakin and Bailey
29th December 1832
 

 

disolution of partnership between Deakins and Proctor
disolution of partnership between Deakins and Proctor
29th December 1832

 

 


from..... 1907 Staffordshire Sentinel 'Business Reference Guide to The Potteries, 
Newcastle & District'

 

Waterloo Street 

(60, Stafford Street)

 

Watsons, cabinet makers & upholsterers

Royal Art Pottery Co., majolica and decorated earthware manufacturers

 

Here is Cooke Street

 

Newton, L., hay, straw, and corm merchant

Lawrence, Thos., toilet ware & decorated earthenware manufacturers 

 

Here is Cooke Street

 

Waterloo Street, Longton
Waterloo Street, Lane End

 


 

 


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Potworks which were in the streets adjoining the Waterloo Pottery included the 
Salisbury Crown China Works, the St. Louis Works and Beswicks

See the use of the Royal Arms on pottery. 

Lane End and Longton - Confusion often arises over the location and names of  Lane End and Longton. Originally they were two separate and contiguous townships which were incorporated in the of Borough of Longton in 1865. 


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