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Gordon Pottery, Pinnox Street, Burslem

 


 

NOTE: There was also a Gordon Pottery in Longton and a Gordon Works in Stoke

 

 

The Gordon Pottery, Tunstall - 1969
watercolour painting by Reginald Haggar 1905-1988

 

 

 

 

 

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1886

1893

Cumberlidge & Humphreys

William Myatt Cumberlidge and Joseph Humphreys moved to the newly build Gordon Pottery in 1886

1893

1896

Humphreys Brothers John Humphreys jnr joined the business and in October 1893 Cumberlidge left. The business continued as Humphreys Brothers. By 1896 the business was bankrupt
1899

1907

Gater, Hall & Co Gater, Hall operated the pottery from c.1899 to 1907 - the called the works "The New Gordon Pottery" 
Around 1905 Thomas Gater purchased the Royal Overhouse Pottery in Burslem and c.1907 and manufacturing moved there. 
1915

c.1960

A. G. Richardson

The business was founded in 1915 by Albert G. Richardson at the Gordon Pottery, Tunstall where they extend the works after a very short period as business increased. 
In 1934 they aquired the Britannia Pottery, Cobridge. 
A. G. Richardson also continued at the Gordon Pottery. 
c.1942 the works were closed as part of the manufacturing consolidation during World War II

After the war the works opened again and the business continued for some time.

1964 maps records the works as "Sheet Metal Works" and so Richardson stopped using the Gordon Pottery prior to this date. 

 

 

 

 


 

 


from: Pottery Gazette & Glass Trade Review Reference Book Directory, 1947
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7 Hollinshead & Kirkham

8 Johnson Bros. (Hanley), Ltd.

9 Grenville Pottery, Ltd.

10 W. H. Grindley & Co., Ltd.

11 Thos. Dean & Sons, Ltd.

12 A. G. Richardson & Co., Ltd.

13 Grindley Hotel Ware Co., Ltd.

14 Wedgwood & Co., Ltd.

15 George Clews & Co., Ltd.

 

 


 


OS map 1882

before the building of the Gordon Pottery in 1885
Pinnox Street and Gibson Street are not yet built and
the area where the works will be built is an old colliery and brickworks 
 

 


 


OS map 1899

Pinnox Street and Gibson Street are now built 
the Gordon Pottery is shown in red

 


 

 


OS map 1925

the Gordon Pottery has been expanded and taken
the place of some of the houses on Williamson Street

 


 


OS map 1951

the Gordon Pottery has expanded further

 


 

 


OS map 1964 

the location of the Gordon Pottery is recorded as 'Sheet metal Works' and 'Warehouse' 

 

 


 


The Gordon Pottery was bounded by Pinnox Street and Gibson Street in Tunstall

This view is of the north side of Pinnox Street, Gibson Street runs off to the right
The building on the corner with the overhang, still stands (2018)

Photo: 1964 Mr Bert Bentley

 


 


the same view in 2012 
Google Street View of Pinnox Street with Gibson Street to the right

The Gordon Pottery is mostly demolished and the site is now small industrial units, 
although some of the pottery works can still be seen standing and  the terraced houses, 
dating from the 1880s, at the end of Pinnox Street still stand

 

 


 

 

 


The photograph shows bottle ovens of the Gordon Pottery from Gibson Street.

Photo: 1964 Mr Bert Bentley


- images courtesy of Stoke-on-Trent City Archives -

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