Coalport Porcelain Works






 

Location and period of operation:

Coalport Porcelain Works

Coalport, Shropshire

1795 (9)

1926

  Shelton 1926  
  Stoke (Crescent Works)   1955
  Fenton (High Street; Foley Works & then later the Minerva Works) 1955 2000
  Barlaston 2000  

(See sources)

Wedgwood's official Coalport website www.coalport.co.uk

 

c1795 (1799?) Coalport Porcelain Works (John Rose & Co), founded in c1795 (1799?).
1926  acquired by Cauldon Potteries and moved to Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent.
at some time moved to the Crescent Works in Stoke.
1951  the trade style was amended to the simpler "Coalport China Ltd."
1955  moved from Crescent Works to the factory of Samuel Radford, High Street Fenton. 
1958 Coalport changed hands in 1958 when it was acquired by E. Brain & Co of the Foley Works.
1963 From this date E. Brain continued as 'Coalport'.
1967 Coalport became part of the Wedgwood Group - 1985 moved to the Minerva Works in Park Street, Fenton.
2000  moved to a purpose-built facility at the main Wedgwood factory in Barlaston.
Late 2001 the Minerva Street works demolished.

 

See 1953 article on Coalport

 

Initials used on ware for identification:

COALBROOKDALE

COALPORT

JOHN ROSE
COLEBROOK DALE
1850

MADE AT
COALBROOK DALE

J R & CO

I R & CO

COALPORT AD 1750


use the following links for more information
on marks and ware:

    


Crescent Pottery

Painted sign on the wall reads 'Crescent Pottery' 
in the back right is the rear of the Royal Doulton Minton offices.
at some time Coalport moved to the Crescent Works in Stoke.

photo June 2000


The Coalport Minerva Works
The Coalport Minerva Works

Demolished late 2001

Photo: 2000

more on Minerva Works


 

The above information may not be available
for all potters - if you have information to
help complete the records then I would be
happy to include it.

email: Steve Birks

15/08/2001