Ratcliffe & Co


Location and period of operation:

Ratcliffe & Co





Earthenware manufacturer in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Previously Lowe, Ratcliffe & Co - that partnership was dissolved 24th December 1889.

  • The partners in Ratcliffe & Co were Thomas Ratcliffe & John Siddall. At some time Alfred Bailey Jones joined the partnership - he left in March 1901, Radcliffe and Siddall continued.  

  • In April 1908 John Siddall left the business and Thomas Parker Ratcliffe continued - retaining the name Ratcliffe & Co. 

  • Manufacturing at the Gold Street works until 1896 when the business moved to the Clarence Works. 

Previously: Lowe, Ratcliffe & Co


The London Gazette
12 March 1901

notice that Alfred Bailey Jones left the partnership


The London Gazette
3 April 1908

notice that John Siddall left the partnership



Ratcliffe and Co.,
earthenware manufacturers 


from..... 1907 Staffordshire Sentinel 
'Business Reference Guide to The Potteries, Newcastle & District'




platter in the willow pattern 

Ratcliffe & Co output seems to be typical blue & white transferware



plate in the willow pattern 

- click for history of the Willow Pattern -



Marks used on ware for identification:


1878 map showing the Gold Street Works,  Longton
Ratcliffe & Co operated here from 1890-1896


1900 map showing the Clarence Works, Church Street, Longton
Ratcliffe & Co operated here from 1896 - 1914

courtesy: old-maps.co.uk 


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