Yale & Barker
Yale, Barker & Son
Yale, Barker & Hall


Location and period of operation:

Yale & Barker 

Yale, Barker & Hall







Earthenware & China manufacturer at a number of works in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Yale & Barker occupied the Victoria Works in the early 1840's - the works were described as 'a small, well conducted factory; rooms low, small and dirty'; 'Longton', in A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 8

  • At sometime they traded as Yale, Barker & Son - the partners were George Yale, William and George Barker. In March 1846 George Barker left the business which was continued by George Yale and William Barker. [London Gazette 24 March 1846]. 

  • According to Godden from c.1845 to c.1853 the partnership was named Yale, Barker & Hall, who may have used the initials Y.B. & H. Godden - Encyclopaedia of British Pottery & Porcelain Marks.

  • Trade directories of the period record the following works:

    • 1841 - Victoria Place (as Yale & Barker) - Pigot directory.

    • 1846 - Anchor Works (as Yale, Barker & Hall) - Williams directory. In 1847 Yale, Barker & Hall advertised the ovens, contents for auction as the site was needed for railway. [Staffordshire Advertiser; 26 June 1847] - the old (NSR) was incorporated in April 1845 and commenced construction work. 

    • 1850-52 - Viaduct Works, Caroline Street (as Yale, Barker & Hall) - Kelly, Slater, White directories. 

  • George Yale "of Barker, Yale & Co., manufacturers" died in October 1852, age 62 [Staffordshire Advertiser 23 October 1852]

After the death of George Yale the business continued at the Viaduct Works, Caroline Street - the trade directories record Barker & Hall to 1854 and Barker & Hill in 1856. 


Yale, Barker & Hall, Viaduct and
Caroline street Works

Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire
William White

The London Gazette
24 March 1846

notice that George Barker left the partnership
George Yale and William Barker continued



Marks used on ware for identification:

Y & B

Y & B

Y, B & H


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