Index of Potworks in Stoke-on-Trent




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Pottery factories (Potworks or Manufactories) ranged from the sublime vast and purpose-built works with thousands of workers (such as those of Enoch Wood in Burslem and Josiah Wedgwood in Etruria); to back-street hovels with one or two workers.

 Some potters built and owned their own works. Many others were tenants in works built by others and a succession of potters occupied the same works. It was also a common practice for a works to be split between two different pottery companies or for a larger manufacturer to let out a smaller section of his works to a potter who would make ware which was not of interest to the potworks owner.

All this adds to the happy confusion  when trying to trace details of a particular manufacturer (of which there have been over 1500).



Brownhills Works

Church Bank Works

Greengates Pottery

Highgate Pottery

The Old Works

Pinnox Works

Phoenix Works

Royal Albert Works

Soho Pottery

Victoria Works 

Well Street Works



Abbey Pottery - Cobridge 

Albert Street Pottery - Parrott & Comany

Brick-house Works - Josiah Wedgwood I - second factory

Central Pottery

Chelsea Works - Moorland Road

Churchyard Works - Josiah Wedgwood I was apprenticed here

Dale Hall Works, Longport

Globe Pottery - Cobridge  

Hadderidge Pottery

Ivy House Works - Josiah Wedgwood I - first factory

Kiln Croft Works

New Bridge (or Bottom Bridge) Works, Longport.

Old Hill Pottery, The Hill Pottery, Hill Top Pottery.

Overhouse Works

Royal Pottery - operated by Brown & Steventon and then John Steventon & Sons

Scotia Works  

Sylvester Works

Sytch Pottery

Top Bridge Works, Longport

Waterloo Pottery

Villa Pottery  (Cobridge) 



Albion Works (Basford)

Broad Street Works

Brook Street Works

Cannon Street Works

Castlefield Pottery 

Cauldon Place Works

Charles Street Works 

Clarence Street Works

Cliffe Vale Works, Cliffe Vale, Shelton - Thomas Twyford

Cobden Works, High Street

Dresden Works, Tinkersclough

Dresden Works, George Street 

Eagle Pottery

Eastwood Pottery, Lichfield Street

Etruria - Josiah Wedgwood 1 - third factory

Johnson Brothers - Imperial, Hanley & Trent Works

Kensington Works, St. James Street

Old Hall Works

Pearl Pottery

Phoenix and Bell Works

Falcon Works - J H Weatherby  

Hope Street Works of Dudson

Nelson Pottery

New Hall Works (Shelton)

Norfolk Street Works  

Swan Works, Elm Street

Trent Pottery

Upper Hanley Works

Victoria Works

Washington Works



Big Works

Cliff Bank Works

Colonial Pottery of F Winkle

Crescent Potteries

Empire Works

Glebe Street Works

Lovatt and Hall Works

Trent Potteries

Vine Pottery




Fenton Pottery  (Victoria Square)

Minerva Works

Opal China Works

Sutherland Pottery 

Victoria Works (Lane Delph)




Adderley Green factory of Richards Tiles
Albion Works, Albion Street/High Street also known as the Baltimore Works
Alsager Pottery, Sutherland Road
Anchor Works
Baltimore Works, Albion Street/High Street also known as the Albion Works
Carlisle Works
Commerce Street Works
Crown Pottery Stafford Street
Crown Works, (later St. George Works) Stafford Street
Edensor Works, Greendock Street
Grafton Works, Marlborough Road
Market Street Works (Cyples, Thomas Barlow)
Park Works, High Street (Charles Allerton)
Park Place Works (Roslyn)
Palissy Works
Phoenix Works - Thomas Forester
Prince of Wales Pottery, Sutherland Road
Regent Works
Stafford Street Works
Sutherland Road Works
Viaduct Works
Victoria Works
Waterloo Works
Wellington Works


Other Locations

Barlaston - Wedgwood Works (4th Wedgwood factory)

Albion Works (Basford)

Excelsior Works (Cliffe Vale)




questions/comments/contributions? email: Steve Birks