Thomas Hackwood


Location and period of operation:

Thomas Hackwood




 (See sources)

Earthenware and Jasper ware manufacturers at New Hall Works, Shelton.

Previously: William Hackwood & Son

William Hackwood (the father) died in 1849 and his son Thomas continued the works until 1853.

The sale of figures, utensils and stock of pottery was announced in the Staffordshire Advertiser Newspaper, 10 December 1853 and included "ornamental articles, gilt earthenware figurers and richly enamelled table services."


"The works [New Hall], after having been closed for a short time, were opened by William Ratcliffe, who for a few years made the commoner description of white and printed earthenware for ordinary home consumption. 

In 1842, they passed into the hands of W. Hackwood & Son, who removed from their works near Joiner Square (later called the Eastwood Pottery); and in 1849, Mr. Hackwood senior having died, they were continued by his son, Thomas Hackwood. The goods were various descriptions of earthenware, principally for Continental markets, and bore the name HACKWOOD impressed. 

In 1856, the works passed into the hands of Cockson & Harding, who manufactured the same kind of goods, using the mark C & H, LATE HACKWOOD impressed on the bottom." 

| New Hall Works |


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Summary of the operation of the Hackwood family: 

Operator Works location operation date
Hackwood & Co
(also known as Hackwood, Dimmock & Co)
Eastwood, Hanley 1807-27 
William Hackwood Eastwood, Hanley  1827-43
William & Thomas Hackwood New Hall, Shelton 1844-50
William Hackwood & Son New Hall, Shelton 1846-49
Thomas Hackwood New Hall, Shelton 1849-53


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