W L Evans


Location and period of operation:

William L Evans





  China and earthenware manufacturer at the Swan Works, Elm Street (from 1866) and the Brunswick Street Works (1869/70), Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.  

  • John Bevington was previously at the Swan Works which from 1866 passed into the hands of W. L. Evans & Co (the '& Co' probably includes John Bevington)

  • John Bevington & Co recorded at the Brunswick Street Works in 1865. 

  • William L Evans was recorded at the Brunswick Street Works in 1869 & 70.


Previously: John Bevington

Subsequently: Neale Harrison & Co



plate in the Cottage pattern - one of the Scenery series


W E & Co

W E & Co

BERBER is the pattern name

The registration number 15514 dates to 1890

NOTE: It is not 100% certain that this mark is that of William Evans & Co
however I can't find any other pottery in Hanley with the initials fitting
W E & Co


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