Castlefield Pottery, Etruria

From To Occupier Comments
?? ?? Mr Ball  
1860 1873 Davenport, Banks & Co The partners were John Davenport, Edward Banks and James Robert Machin. The partnership was dissolved on the 9th April 1873 when Edward Banks retired.
1873 1880 Davenport, Beck & Co The partners were John Davenport and Augustine Beck. 
Davenport & Beck entered into bankruptcy in 1874, however the company actually continued to 1880. 
    Etruscan Tile Works  
c.1893 1936? Henry Ollivant Etruscan Tile Works The works were operated by Henry Abraham Ollivant


Castle Field Pottery

"These works, discontinued in about 1880, were at one time carried on by Mr. Ball, who distinguished himself as the first to bring out hollow and glazed bricks, and these he made for Prince Albert's model cottages. They were from his works at Poole, in Dorsetshire, arrd matured at Etruria. 

In 1860, Davenport, Banks & Co. established themselves here, and manufactured fancy goods until 1873, when Mr. Banks retired and was succeeded by Mr. Beck as Davenport, Beck & Co. until 1880. The principal productions were fancy antique goods, majolica in all its varieties, porous goods, terra-cotta water-botlles, etc., jet ware, and the ordinary earthenware. 

The mark was a castle and the letters D.B. & CO. ETRURIA within an oval garter bearing the words TRADE MARK."

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


the Etruscan Tile Works alongside the Trent & Mersey Canal in 1928 
(former Castlefield Pottery)  



the former Castlefield Pottery works - on the bank of the Trent & Mersey Canal

bing maps - 2016  


Castlefield Pottery (porous & general earthenware)
the works were situated between the Trent & Mersey Canal and the Caldon Banch Canal 

1880 map

- in the mid 1950's Edward Street was renamed to Castlefield Street -

Etruscan Tile Works
in 1880 the Castlefield Pottery has closed and
became the Etruscan Tile Works 

1900 map


The Trent & Mersey Canal passing through Cliffe, Vale, Etruria - 1928 


Red rectangle - Etruscan Tile Works (former Castlefield Pottery)

Light blue rectangle - Gas Works
Dark blue line - Edward Street (renamed to Castlefield Street in the 1950's)
Yellow area - Hanley Municipal Cemetery 
Purple area -  Cliffe Vale Pottery (Twyfords) 


tile produced at the 
Henry Ollivant Etruscan Tile Works


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