Canning Street Works, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent






Campbell, O'Donnell & Davis

Campbell, O'Donnell & Davis are recorded by a 1887 trade directory (Postal Directory for the Potteries with Newcastle & District) as operating in Canning Street, Fenton.
At the same time Campbell, O'Donnell & Co. operated from a works in Stoke Road, Hanley.  



Canning Pottery (Co)

Manufacturer of jet and rockingham. R.H. and S.L. Plant recorded in a 1907 trade directory as operating the works.
Trade name: Decoro
In c.1936 the business was transfered to the Tuscan Works, Longton (also owned by R.H. and S.L. Plant)  and operated as Decoro Pottery Co. 



Bailey Potteries Ltd

Earthenware manufacturer at Canning Street - name is recorded on the 1937 OS map.
Trade name: Bewley Pottery



Sterling Pottery (Co) (Ltd)

Earthenware manufacturer. Recorded in the 1947 Pottery Gazette & Glass Trade Review Reference Book Directory.
The company became part of the Lawley Group following its purchase by Ridgway (Bedford Works) Ltd. in 1950.



location of the former pottery works on Canning Street, Fenton

Google Maps


view of the former pottery works on Canning Street, Fenton
Parts of the original building appear to survive under the external
metal cladding

Bing Maps




R.H. and S.L. Plant at the 
Canning Pottery - 1907

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


1 Sterling Pottery Co.
2 Dennis (Fenton), Ltd.

from: Pottery Gazette & Glass Trade Review Reference Book Directory, 1947


1878 map showing the location of the Works on Canning Street, Fenton


1937 map showing the location of the Bailey Pottery in Canning Street, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent  


Market and High Street, Fenton
photo: July 1937 

light blue - Bailey Pottery (Canning Street)
red - Minerva China Works
purple - Victoria Works
green - Doric Pottery


the bottle kilns of the Canning Street Pottery Works 1937 



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