Prince of Wales Pottery, Longton

 

Prince of Wales's Pottery


"These works, in Sutherland Road, were established by Benjamin Shirley of Bangor, Wales, on the day of the marriage of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales - 10th march 1863 - and were, in honour of that event, named the Prince of Wales's Works.


They were carried on for a time by Benjamin Shirley and Walter Freeman under the style of Shirley & Freeman (late of the Sheridan Works). On the death of the former, in 1864, Titus Hammersley became a partner with Mr. Freeman.
In 1866, Edward Asbury joined the firm, which carried on as Hammersley, Freeman & Co.

In 1870, Mr. Freeman retired from the concern, and the style at that time was Hammersley & Asbury. After the death of Hammersley, in 1875, the works were continued by Mr. Asbury alone under the style of Edward Asbury  Co.

The goods produced were china, tea coffee, dessert, and trinket services - a special feature being articles bearing local views in colour, for sale at watering-place - principally for the home markets; but goods were also shipped to Australia and the United States.

The mark used was the prince of Wales' feathers, with the letters H & A in a garter, or A & Co.

Edward Asbury & Co. continued to 1925."

Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900

 

From To Occupier Comments
1863 1864 Shirley & Freeman established by Benjamin Shirley of Bangor, Wales, on the day of the marriage of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales - 10th march 1863 - and were, in honour of that event, named the Prince of Wales's Works.
They were carried on for a time by Benjamin Shirley and Walter Freeman;
1865 1867 Hammersley & Freeman Benjamin Shirley died in 1864 and Titus Hammersley became a partner with Mr. Freeman.
1868 1871 Hammersley, Freeman & Co In 1866, Edward Asbury joined the firm, which carried on as Hammersley, Freeman & Co.
1872 1875 Hammersley & Asbury In 1870, Mr. Freeman retired from the concern, and the company continued as Hammersley & Asbury.
1875 1925 E. Asbury & Co After the death of Titus Hammersley, in 1875, the works were continued by Mr. Asbury alone under the style of Edward Asbury  Co.
????   Aynsley China  

Aynsley China Works (northern range) on Sutherland Road
Aynsley China Works (northern range) on Sutherland Road
to the left is the Prince of Wales range and
to the right is the Sydney works

picture: MS Live Search - May 2008
 


the Prince of Wales range


the Alsager Works
mid 20th century 1:1250 map
showing the Alsager Works which is the same building as the Prince of Wales Works

Source: http://digimap.edina.ac.uk
National Grid 1:1250 1943-1993. Crown Copyright and
Landmark Information Group Limited 2008 All rights reserved. (1953).

 

see Sutherland Road, Alsager Works

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24 Dec 2008