British Anchor Pottery Co Ltd






 

Location and period of operation:

British Anchor Pottery Co Ltd

Longton

1884 

1970

Earthenware manufacturer, Anchor Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

British Anchor Pottery used Rawland & Marsellus Co for exports to America

Takeovers: 

 

Previously: J T Hudden 

 



The British Anchor Pottery Company Limited
( Late J T Hudden)
Anchor Road, Longton, Staffordshire

Manufacturers if Earthenware, &c.,
in Table and Toilet Ware, suitble for all markets
The whole of the Shapes and patterns of the late
Proprietor have been purchased by the Company

The Pottery Gazette,  January 1885 

 


 

One of the parishioners of the nearby St. James Church
outside The British Anchor Pottery works in Anchor Road

photo: 1960's   



the British Anchor Pottery at the corner of Anchor Road and Bath Street

The British Anchor Pottery is shown by the dark blue rectangle

The works of Sampson Bridgwood & Son (also called the Anchor Pottery) 
is marked by the light blue circle 

(map is combination of 1898 and 1922 maps)

 



earthenware plate by the British Anchor Pottery Company Ltd
 
the pattern was first registered by their
predecessors J T Hudden

photo: Martin Warrilow  


 

Plate in the JAPAN pattern
Plate in the JAPAN pattern

 



1960's - 70's coffee set in the Impact pattern



1960's 'Debonair' Hostess  Casserole

British Anchor Pottery made the Hostess range



1960's Hostess Tableware plate

 


Hostess Tableware
British Anchor
Staffordshire England

mark which appears on the above plate

'M F Myles 1967'
name is probably that of an employee of British Anchor and
was a souvenir when starting or leaving the company  


Marks & Initials used on ware for identification:

B A P C LTD

B A P Co LTD

BRITISH ANCHOR


REGENCY [introduced 1952+] 

MONTMARTRE WARE [introduced 1954+] 

RICHMOND [introduced 1958+] 

HOSTESS TABLE WARE [introduced 1961+] 

TRIANON WARE [introduced 1961+] 

often a crown is used - associated with the name "BRITISH ANCHOR"

 



B A P Co  Ltd

the registration number dates from 1885


 


B A PY CY Ltd

this mark shown on the oval plate above

the registration diamond dates from March 1881
and so the pattern was first registered by the
predecessors J T Hudden
 

 


 


B A PY CY Ltd


LONGTON is the town where the 
pottery works was located 

FLORA is the pattern name

courtesy: 'Staffordshire Potters 1781-1900' R K Henrywood 

 


 


JAPAN is the pattern name

mark used 1884 - 1913
["ENGLAND" added from 1891]



printed mark together with 
impressed mark "BRITISH ANCHOR"


 

BRITISH ANCHOR
POTTERY

mark used 1910 onwards


impressed mark 



British Anchor 
Made in England

mark used 1945+

the 'B' is the war time registration group number


 


mark used 1945+
[the name of differing patterns appears with this standard mark]


 


mark used 1954+

[note the date code 12-58 for December 1958]


 


mark used 1961+

[note the date code 5-61 for May 1961]



British Anchor 
Staffordshire England

IMPACT is the pattern name

mark 1960's - 70's



British Anchor 
Staffordshire England
Ye Olde History Pottery


Ye Olde History Pottery
supplied by
British Anchor Pottery
Staffordshire 
England

British Anchor introduced a series of historic scenes and
Willow style plates and cup & saucer sets under
the name 'Ye Olde Historical Pottery' 

probably the 1960s

 


questions/comments/contributions: email: Steve Birks