Shirley & Freeman


Location and period of operation:

Shirley & Freeman




(See sources)

China manufacturers operating from a number of works (probably  renting part of existing works) in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.

They operated.......
    1860    Chancery Lane
    1861    Sheridan Works, King Street
    1862    Cyples Lane, Market Street
    1863    Prince of Wales Works, Sutherland Road

    In 1863 new 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).

Benjamin Shirley died in 1864 and then Titus Hammersley became a partner with Mr. Freeman and the works continued as "Freeman & Co"

Subsequently:  Hammersley & Freeman  [1865-67]


cups and plates with scenes from Wales



Shirley Freeman & Co - printed mark

1864 trade advert for Shirley & Freeman
[courtesy of HenryWood's "Staffordshire Potters 1781-1900"]


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