Skelson & Plant


Location and period of operation:

Skelson & Plant




  (See sources)

Operated the Newmarket Works, Market Street, Longton Stoke-on-Trent.

"These works in Market Street were among the oldest in Longton. They were occupied by Martin & Shaw between 1816 & 1824.... the works passed in 1868 to Messrs Skelson & Plant and from them in 1879 to Messrs Radford & Co...."

Jewitt's Ceramic Art of Great Britain 1800-1900.

Skelson & Plant
Sutherland Pottery, Longton

 The Pottery Gazette,  April 1st 1880




1881 census:

Dwelling: Meir Green
Census Place: Caverswall, Staffordshire, England


Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
William H. SKELSON  M 36 M  Head Penkhull China Manufacturer (Employing 100)
Elizabeth SKELSON  M 32 F  Wife Fenton  
Lizzie SKELSON  11 F  Daur Dresden Scholar
Sarah A. SKELSON  9 F Daur Dresden Scholar
William SKELSON  7 M  Son Dresden Scholar
Frederick SKELSON  5 M  Son Dresden Scholar
John SKELSON  1 M Son Longton  
Mary E. BARTLETT  U 19 F  Servant Longton Gen Domestic Servant

Dwelling: 5 Taylor St
Census Place: Trentham, Staffordshire, England


Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
Richard H. PLANT  M 34 M  Head Longton China Manufacturer 30 Men 28 Women 14 Boys 23 Girls
Sarah PLANT  M 29 F  Wife Longton  
Harold J. PLANT  2 M  Son Dresden  
Annie E. WOOD  U 19 F Serv Bagnall General Servant

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